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updated 07:55 pm EDT, Mon June 13, 2011 and addresses to be retained?

Although Apple has positioned iCloud as the eventual replacement of MobileMe, the company has not yet spelled out exact details on any transitions or changes from the myriad services MobileMe offered, leading to some user anxiety over the fate of individual services -- from iWeb page hosting to photo galleries. A discovery by a reader at Mac Rumors seems to indicate that some of the MobileMe services are already being mirrored on iCloud servers.

Very little confirmed information about the fate of the individual components of MobileMe has appeared as yet. Apple CEO Steve Jobs inferred that existing "" and "" e-mail addresses will continue to work as normal, but a recent e-mail purportedly from Jobs also seems to say that iWeb and iWeb hosting will be discontinued as part of the transition. Most other services are likely to be transitioned rather than dropped outright, but one area that has some users worried is what will become of the web-based e-mail client after June 30th, 2012.

A user testing the iOS 5 beta discovered that sending themselves an invitation to an event was now linked to an iCloud domain, even though the content was identical to what a user would have seen under MobileMe. Contrary to some misinformed reports, this suggests that at least some of the functions of the web-based MobileMe client will be replicated under iCloud with the iCloud branding.

Apple has extended the normal functioning of the MobileMe portal for a full year from now to ease the transition, so it is likely that in the months to come (particularly as the fall launch of iCloud approaches) the company will issue further clarification about how existing services will be handled, along with transition instructions for any services that will need to be modified or relocated. [via Mac Rumors]

by MacNN Staff




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  1. facebook_Clarence

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    Oh come on now this is just getting ridiculous! Microsoft used clouds way back in 1995. Clouds.mid was an awesome song too. Then Windows went to space (before OS X used the space themes) and then Apple even copied the grass wallpaper to Leopard.

    Sent from Steve Ballmer's Secretary

  1. rtamesis

    Joined: Dec 1969



    lonely macnn troll = runt =

  1. TheSnarkmeister

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If your MobileMe account expired and you didn't get a chance to renew it before Apple shut down renewals, you apparently are now longer able to use a few non-MobileMe functions, including Back-to-my-Mac and Backup (which reverts to the 100MB demo cap), and possibly non-Apple product syncing that is based on Apple's syncing engine. It would be great if others would comment on their experiences with these to see if my experiences are unique or not. The most frustrating loss if Back-to-my-Mac, as I am now not able to access my Mac remotely if I'm outside of my local WiFi network. It's somewhat ironic that Apple, on its way to the iCloud, would be disconnecting all its users from the cloud they already had and leaving them in free-fall, especially since it would seem a fairly simple matter to allow users to substitute an Apple I.D. as a Back-to-My-Mac I.D.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    means nothing

    This means nothing. And Steve said at the f'ing WWDC that iCloud would have calendar, contacts, email, and iWork, at the very least.

    or does no one actually comprehend anymore?

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