Can my iTunes & App Store account be separate from my iCloud, Messages,and FaceTime accounts? Can I be signed into iTunes with separate account from iCloud, iMessage, etc, at the same time on the same iPhone? Can I have a separate account (Apple ID) for iTunes purchases than my iCloud account?

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Yes that is what I have.

I have this because my iTunes account predates apple mail and backup which are the predecessors of iCloud. The latter had to be a @me.com address and my iTunes account was not. The usual problem is that Apple has not provided a way to combine these accounts for those who want to.

Your could have a third email with Apple for development membership. And your iTunes login could differ from your Mac apps store login but that gets too confusing.

  • Oh so true. I've been juggling separate iTunes & mac/me/icloud.com accounts for 20 years.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 17:55

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