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Apple Officially Ends MobileMe Transition and Shuts Down iWork.com

Yesterday, we noted that Apple was preparing to close the door completely on its MobileMe service, bringing to an end the grace period that had allowed users to retrieve their Gallery photos and iDisk files and to transition their accounts to iCloud following the June 30 shutdown of the service.

As of today, visitors to MobileMe.com are no longer given the option to convert their accounts to iCloud or to retrieve old photos and files, with Apple now simply pointing users to iCloud.


Also in line with previous announcements, Apple has officially discontinued its iWork.com service, automatically redirecting visitors to the main Apple home page. While the service was to officially shut down as of the end of the day yesterday, it did continue to function until just a short time ago.

We noted yesterday that Apple was unlikely to provide a grace period to allow users to retrieve iWork.com documents after the official discontinuation date, and that does indeed appear to be the case.

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30 months ago

G** Damn you, it's the iPhone 6!

:D :D :D


G** Damn you, it's the New iPhone.
Rating: 15 Votes
30 months ago
Watch carefully, and observe what is happening here.

Basically, don't get too attached to iCloud, or any other "cloud service". Companies will happily shut them down when the next "new thing" comes along, leaving users annoyed as they lose services and have to move their data yet again.

The closing of MobileMe is another in the long line of "cloud service" closings in the past few years (including sites that were around before the term 'cloud' was coined) and it won't be the last.

Be a custodian of your own data. Do not trust "the cloud" as anything more than a temporary storage location.
Rating: 14 Votes
30 months ago
NOOOOOOOOOOOO I'VE LOST CRITICAL FILES! I HAD NO IDEA!@ :(



(/sarcasm)
Rating: 11 Votes
30 months ago

Long overdue. Now where is my iPhone 5?


G** Damn you, it's the iPhone 6!

:D :D :D
Rating: 10 Votes
30 months ago

No, it's either the iPhone 5 or the iPhone. Apple never calls anything "The New (product)", and the 3rd gen iPad was just called "iPad".


Ugh, I'm sorry to do this but I just can't stand when people are so sure of somethings that is so illogical... give me ONE logical reason why you think the next iPhone will be called iPhone 5. Just one. Here is my logical reason why it absolutely will NOT be called iPhone 5:

First iPhone: Officially named "iPhone" running iPhone iOS 1.xx
Second iPhone: Officially named "iPhone 3G" (due to the new 3G chip) iOS 2.xx
Third iPhone: Officially named "iPhone 3GS" (due to the added speed bump) iOS 3.xx
Fourth iPhone: Officially named "iPhone 4" (due to being the fourth iPhone) iOS 4.xx
Fifth iPhone: Officially named "iPhone 4S" (due to speed bump/Siri) iOS 5.xx
Sixth iPhone: Officially named "iPhone 6" (due to being the sixth iPhone and running iOS 6.xx) or ? But it will NOT be called the iPhone 5 as there is absolutely not one single reason AT ALL for it to be labeled "5". I'll wager you and anyone else thousands of dollars on it!

So again, you people are saying that the 6th generation iPhone that will be running iOS 6 will be called iPhone 5!? And your logic for this is what exactly? :rolleyes:
Rating: 9 Votes
30 months ago
Good riddance
Rating: 6 Votes
30 months ago
Long overdue. Now where is my iPhone 5?
Rating: 6 Votes
30 months ago

Marketing logic, why wasn't the 4s called 5? It came with ios5 and was 5th


Exactly what I was saying. iPhone 4S was not called iPhone 5 because it was a speed bump to the iPhone 4; just like the iPhone 3G was not called the "iPhone 2" and the iPhone 3GS was a speed bump to the 3G. But again, what logic would there be to calling the sixth iPhone running iOS 6 "iPhone 5"? It's either going to be "iPhone 6" or if there is some new technology to market, the "iPhone watchamacallit" (or probably just the "the new iPhone" like they did with the iPad 3) but NOT going backwards to iPhone 5! Just. makes. no. sense.
Rating: 4 Votes
30 months ago

Your parentheses comments are illogical.
"iPhone 4 was not necessarily due to being the 4th iPhone, rather because 4 follows 3. Likewise, the new iPhone could be called iPhone 5 because 5 follows 4.

But most of all, who the heck cares? It will be what it will be, likely the new "iPhone", just like the iPad. Or, how about iPhone LTE? No matter what people call it now, everyone knows they're talking about one of the next iPhones.


Wrong again. Just try to use a little bit of your critical thinking skills here... first, my parentheses comments are not illogical, these are the official statements by Apple! Every single one of them (are you new to Apple and/or the iPhone?) and again, the iPhone 4 was the fourth iPhone hence the name iPhone 4 not because it followed the number 3, by that logic the second iPhone should have been called the iPhone 2 not the iPhone 3G, but 3G it was, then 3GS (oh noes! two phones with the number 3!!!) You get it now? This really is so ridiculous that I have to explain this to people...
Rating: 3 Votes
30 months ago

Why exactly does it have to have a number? If anything you're just as wrong as the guy you were calling wrong.

It'll quite simply just be "The New iPhone", just like we dont have an iPad 3.


UHG! It doesn't! I've stated this numerous times if you bothered to read... :rolleyes: (it's why I add the " or ?" to my initial post.) I think it's time for all of us to move on and back on topic.
Rating: 3 Votes

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