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Apple officially closes Mobile Me, pushes iCloud migration

updated 10:15 am EDT, Mon July 2, 2012

Troubled service makes way for iCloud

On Sunday, Apple carried forward with promises and officially shut down Mobile Me. Me.com now displays a swinging "closed" sign, as well as links to help users migrate to iCloud, or download files from a Mobile Me Gallery page or iDisk. One limited function provided by the site is finding missing iOS devices tied to me.com email addresses. Apple notes that people only have a "limited time" to migrate or download content from Mobile Me, but isn't any more specific.

Mobile Me has largely been considered a failure, both by the public and Apple leadership; even former CEO Steve Jobs expressed his disappointment with it when introducing iCloud. The old service cost at least $99 per year, and provided relatively few functions, ones which were increasingly covered for free elsewhere. The iCloud service is not only free but includes a number of different and arguably more important features, such as online backups of iOS devices.




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