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iCloud and Migration from MobileMe Services Now Live


With iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2 rolling out to users, Apple has officially flipped the switch to turn on iCloud for all users. The iCloud site lost its beta label earlier today and MobileMe users are now able to migrate their accounts to iCloud once they have upgraded their devices OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5.


The migration process for MobileMe users will move Mail and Calendars to iCloud, and MobileMe users will continue to be able to use Gallery, iDisk and iWeb publishing through June 30, 2012 even though those services are not making the transition to iCloud. A number of syncing services that had been available for MobileMe, including Dashboard Widgets, Dock Items, Keychain, Mail Accounts, Mail Rules, Signatures, and Smart Mailboxes, and Mac OS X Preferences, will become unavailable immediately upon moving to iCloud.

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41 months ago
This is a disgrace...!

I cannot upgrade my Mac to Lion as almost every plugin i use daily for work is incompatible with Lion... with no updates in sight!

Why on Earth is iCloud compatible with a older version of Windows (Vista) and not with a x.x.2 version old APPLE OS!!!!!!!

I use mobileme to sync my calendar with my iOS devices... does this mean i will have to find an alternative service to keep this sync alive??????

Truly disgusted Apple.
Rating: 20 Votes
41 months ago
"Macs must be running 10.7.2"

Confirmed. No SL love. Shame.
Rating: 19 Votes
41 months ago

"Macs must be running 10.7.2"

Confirmed. No SL love. Shame.



I cannot upgrade my Mac to Lion as almost every plugin i use daily is incompatible with Lion... with no updates in sight!

Why on Earth is iCloud compatible with a older version of Windows (Vista) and not with a x.x.2 version old APPLE OS!!!!!!!


Yup, this is dumb.
Rating: 18 Votes
41 months ago

A number of syncing services that had been available for MobileMe, including Dashboard Widgets, Dock Items, Keychain, Mail Accounts, Mail Rules, Signatures, and Smart Mailboxes, and Mac OS X Preferences, will become unavailable immediately upon moving to iCloud.


Wait wait....seriously?
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
So no Snow Leopard?
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
I still cannot believe they dare to call this thing iCloud without any kind of iDisk support. Its a pity to still rely on DropBox
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago
I'm going to stay away until the dust settles then evaluate.
Rating: 7 Votes
41 months ago

This is a disgrace...!

I cannot upgrade my Mac to Lion as almost every plugin i use daily is incompatible with Lion... with no updates in sight!

Why on Earth is iCloud compatible with a older version of Windows (Vista) and not with a x.x.2 version old APPLE OS!!!!!!!

I use mobileme to sync my calendar with my iOS devices... does this mean i will have to find an alternative service to keep this sync alive??????

Truly disgusted Apple.


Simple, they're trying to force you to use Lion which is a really bad policy IMHO.
Rating: 5 Votes
41 months ago
Was very excited for iCloud with my coming purchase of the 4S... but it isn't SL compatible? Are you kidding me? It's compatible with the crapshoot that is Windows Vista, an old operating system, yet it isn't compatible with Apple's own software that is newer still than Vista? Such a shame Apple... I rely on features and aspects of SL that Lion did away with for work and school and cannot make due with Lion just to support iCloud... truly a shame...
Rating: 4 Votes
41 months ago
This could turn out to be a massive fail for people who have been using MobileMe (or .mac before that).

No Snow leopard support, lack of iDisk and lack of the following sync options.

• Dashboard Widgets
• Dock Items
• Keychain
• Mail Accounts
• Mail Rules, Signatures, and Smart Mailboxes
• Mac OS X Preferences syncing

For people with multiple computers this is a poor show. Intentionally making Snow Leopard obsolete is unforgivable when Lion isn't fully stable yet with many peoples software and workflows.

This is gonna stop me from getting an iPhone 4s and sticking with the 3Gs and iOS 4, as I rely on some of the MobileMe features on a daily basis with working on my desktop at home, laptop when not at a desk, and desktop at work. All these computers need to run Snow Leopard, and cannot be updated to Lion until Pro Tools and other software is fully compatible.

As much as I like Apple, their continued forced obsolescence of often perfectly good hardware/software does annoy me, especially when you use their products for professional purposes.
Rating: 4 Votes

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