Apple will force iOS developers to use its new Apple ID sign in option

Single sign-in can be super convenient — instead of creating a new username and password for each app and website you visit, just press a button to log in with your Google or Facebook account instead. And today, Apple announced its own, potentially even more attractive single sign-in scheme: one that doesn’t turn data about your logins into fodder for your Facebook and Google advertising profiles.

But Apple doesn’t seem to be content just selling its single sign-on as a convenient, pro-privacy option. As iOS developer Ben Sandofsky spotted today, the company has unilaterally decided that if any app offers Google, Facebook, or other third-party sign-in options, it’ll need to offer Apple’s sign-in too.

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