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submitting an app to iTunes is so ridiculous

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I made an app, signed up for an iTunes developer account, submitted the app, and it was approved. But then I realized that when users navigate to it in the App Store, they see my name, which obviously I don't want. I called Apple and they said the only way to change it so it doesn't show your name is to register a business and convert your developer account to a business account. So I registered an LLC just to use for iTunes, converted my account to a business account, then realized you have to separately apply for a business tax ID number because they don't let you use a personal bank account to receive your app earnings, so I did that, and after all that trouble MY APP IS STILL DISPLAYING UNDER MY OWN NAME AND NOT MY COMPANY NAME.

Their reps are clueless. Does anyone here know what's going on? I'm thinking about just deleting the app, the account, everything, and then re-submitting it on one of my friends' accounts. But then who knows if Apple will say "oh we already approved this app so you can't re-submit it" and then I'm screwed because I can't even put it in the App Store at all.
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why wouldnt you want people to see your name??
    
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most likely privacy reasons. If 100,000 people buy the app and then he make $2 each he made like $200,000.Would you want people to know your name?
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why wouldnt you want people to see your name??
Because I'm applying for law school and some of the app content isn't really appropriate so I'd rather be on the safe side. And yeah, I don't like random people knowing I have money either.
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its not like it says Jim Jones 2234 Johnson street Jackson Mississippi. i mean its very very possible he has a name like orbal josuheuysn and there is only one person with his name but likely thats not the case.
    
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That isn't even the point of this thread. I'm trying to find out if anyone here is familiar with iTunes development and knows how to fix my settings, I'm not interested in your thoughts on how many people in the world share my name. Just take it as a given that I don't want it showing.
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If you're going to law school then there is nothing to worry about. You're app is going to rake in 50 billion, everyone will hate you because you constantly change the interface and instead of worrying about your personal info, you will be selling theirs.
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Do you have to make any account changes to switch it from personal to business, or is that already reflected now?

Maybe there is some new option to remove your name from the page in the account interface?

I don't know anything about the itunes app submission/accounts, but that is just some general ideas.

Hopefully they don't have some lame process whre you have to create an entirely new account for the business one, but they should have already told you about that.
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Do you have to make any account changes to switch it from personal to business, or is that already reflected now?

Maybe there is some new option to remove your name from the page in the account interface?

I don't know anything about the itunes app submission/accounts, but that is just some general ideas.

Hopefully they don't have some lame process whre you have to create an entirely new account for the business one, but they should have already told you about that.
You don't have to create a new account, you just have to call them and ask them to convert the personal account to a business account, which I did. Now when I log in it says "Welcome [business name]" as opposed to "Welcome [personal name]" like it used to. So I don't understand why it still shows my personal name in the App Store and when I called them again they didn't really know how to help. Maybe it's because I published the app before I converted the account.
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Can't you just remove the app from itunes and repost it under your new LLC name?
    
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