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Apple readies iTunes 10.3, sets deadline for MobileMe's end

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Mon June 6, 2011

Find My iPhone 1.2 allows delayed notifications

Although the current version is presently listed as v10.2.2, Apple should shortly be distributing iTunes 10.3, a new version of its jukebox software for Mac and Windows systems. The upgrade will mainly add support for iCloud, Apple's new service for sharing apps, music and other content across multiple devices. The company is sometimes slow to enable software updates it has announced elsewhere.

It has meanwhile revealed plans for the end of MobileMe, which is being phased out in favor of iCloud. The company is no longer taking new MobileMe subscribers or offering upgrades, and anyone who does have a subscription will only have service through June 30th, 2012. MobileMe would normally cost $99 a year; any current users, however, are getting their subscriptions extended to the deadline for free.

People who have an unused MobileMe activation code from a boxed copy can request a refund. After the transition, Apple notes that all of a person's mail, contacts and calendars will be migrated to iCloud. Users will be able to retain any me.com or mac.com email addresses.

In spite of MobileMe's end, Apple has updated the connected Find My iPhone app to v1.2. If a device is offline when trying to locate it, app users will now get an email when it shows up. In parallel, the app can remove an offline device from its list.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. facebook_Clarence

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    Joined: Jun 2011

    -26

    Funny

    Now that it's a requirement to have iOS 5 and/or Lion just to get iCloud to keep your Mobilame email address after June 30th.

    Funnier that Apple isn't reimbursing people who just subscribed to Mobilame for $99 even if they do upgrade to iCloud.

  1. Foxypaco

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    Funnier

    is reading all your posts.

  1. facebook_Ric

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    Joined: Jun 2011

    -1

    Yeah, you'd think

    ...that they could afford to refund both of them ;-)

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Whither iDisk

    I suppose this is going away too? And is there a Gallery equivalent? It was definitely handy for sharing with family members. I set up my sister's account so whenever she published pictures to her gallery, it showed up on my parent's iPhoto.

  1. azrich

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Here's what they're saying so far

    about migrating-

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4597

    That's 6 months more for me. I wouldn't worry about it, there's PLENTY of time.

    Rich

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