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MobileMe to 'Castle' (iCloud?) Upgrade in Mac OS X Lion


Consomac.fr went digging in the latest Mac OS X Lion build to see what they could find. They discovered the icon and groundwork for 'Find My Mac' that seems to offer users the same location-based finding functionality as 'Find My iPhone'. More interesting, however, were strings that indicated that you would upgrade MobileMe to something called "Castle". (Image embedded above).

Click OK to open System Preferences and complete your upgrade from MobileMe to Castle.

Consomac guesses that "Castle" is simply a code-name for Apple's upcoming cloud services and it will be replaced with iCloud before the final launch.

Apple is rumored to have purchased the iCloud.com domain name for $4.5 million dollars. The transaction (though not the specific amount) was confirmed by All Things D sources as well. This new evidence seems to suggest that the new service will replace MobileMe as it currently exists.

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44 months ago

This is great news if it means the end of mobile me. Die Mobile Me - DIE DIE DIE. Anything will be better than the self centered sounding @me.com. I simply will not use the email address in a professional context. Don't mind @Mac.com, and still use it, but @me.com sends the wrong message.


Oh my goodness, the irony.
Rating: 6 Votes
44 months ago

So now every time someone uses the word, Castle, Apple files a law suit :rolleyes:


More trolling on this forum. Go! Go! :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago
I like Castle for the new service. The whole Castle in the Cloud theme. It works.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago

No, but I think the word 'me' does have negative connotations such as narcissism and self centeredness. That is my beef with it. The last word I want someone to associate with my name is 'me'.


The key area of your problem is highlighted in red.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago

I just don't agree. Whatever they are ? So it it was short like @sex.com or @s__t.com (fill in the underscore yourself), would they care then? I think they would. To me its all about image. Short is nice, but it should be NEUTRAL. The word 'me' does not fit the neutral part, just like 'sex' or 's__t' does not. Of course this is just opinion.


Let me clairfy, I should of realized the Full OF Win would go to extremes. Anything that in public context is not offense or profane, which .Me is does not fall into. You get hung up a too much minor s__t. Fill in the blank.
Rating: 3 Votes
44 months ago

This is great news if it means the end of mobile me. Die Mobile Me - DIE DIE DIE. Anything will be better than the self centered sounding @me.com. I simply will not use the email address in a professional context. Don't mind @Mac.com, and still use it, but @me.com sends the wrong message.


The problem with .Me is all in your mind. No one really cares what the extension is, it just a means to an end. Short suffixes are must easier, whatever they are.
Rating: 3 Votes
44 months ago

Castle doesn't sound so Apple-ish in my opinion. Odd code name.


Haha, you think that's an odd codename?

Once Apple used "Carl Sagan" as a codename, for the Power Mac 7100.

Carl Sagan sued, so they changed it to BHA (Butt Head Astronomer.)

Apple's lawyer's were uncomfortable with that, so they changed it to LAW. (Lawyers are Wimps.)
Rating: 3 Votes
44 months ago

Oh my goodness, the irony.


+1!

Of all the people to worry about the "me" factor. :p
Rating: 3 Votes
44 months ago

This is great news if it means the end of mobile me. Die Mobile Me - DIE DIE DIE. Anything will be better than the self centered sounding @me.com. I simply will not use the email address in a professional context. Don't mind @Mac.com, and still use it, but @me.com sends the wrong message.


Why would you use any @isp for a professional email address??

For $10/year you should have name@domain.com
Rating: 3 Votes
44 months ago

I like Castle for the new service. The whole Castle in the Cloud theme. It works.


This instantly made me think of Laputa: Castle in the sky as well as the Laputa in gulliver's travels.

I think apple should go for this over iCloud. It's a brilliant idea to brand a cloud related service as a castle. It just fits. They can even claim that it's "magic as a castle in the sky"



Thank you for referencing one of the greatest films ever!



A floating castle should be the logo. :D
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