Apple Details MobileMe-to-iCloud Transition


Apple today posted a new support document outlining the transition from the company's existing MobileMe service to the new iCloud service announced today. According to the document, Apple has automatically extended all MobileMe subscriptions active as of today through June 30, 2012 free of charge.
Effective June 6, 2011, if you had an active MobileMe account, your service has been automatically extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After this, the MobileMe service will no longer be available.
When iCloud rolls out later this year, MobileMe users will be able to keep their me.com email addresses and shift all of their mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks to the new service.

In anticipation of the forthcoming transition, Apple is no longer offering free MobileMe trials and no longer supporting MobileMe upgrades to Family Packs or storage capacity. For those users who have MobileMe activation codes that have yet to be applied, Apple has also posted information on how to request a refund.



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104 months ago
What about my 20Gb iDisk that I extensively use?
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104 months ago
Awesome.

What a wonderful WWDC. I wanted more but now I believe Apple is on the right track.

This was just amazing.

I'll be using my iDisk's 20GB space till June next year though. :D
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104 months ago

You will still get the service you paid for and decided to buy. Just there is something else available that is free. Why complain?


well, many of us will long term loyal apple customers (31 years) will be paying extra for what everyone else will get for free
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104 months ago
What about the photo galleries? These and the contacts are the best bits of mobileMe.
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104 months ago



What about the photo galleries? These and the contacts are the best bits of mobileMe.


I have the same question. I can't find any information about galleries although it's possible that will come. I got MobileMe mainly for the calendar, contact syncing between devices even though I could have done it for free with other solutions. MobileMe was the most efficient and streamlined and seemed worth it. I love the simple gallery interface though, so I moved everything from Flickr which I've never loved. I hope they keep a gallery feature.
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104 months ago
I think by extending MobileMe to June of next year, Apple are setting the expectation that anyone who has paid for it is getting the full term of service. It just so happens that iCloud comes along before that term is potentially up and replaces a lot of that functionality for free. It's still not clear that everything MobileMe does now will be in iCloud (galleries, web-based mail, calendaring etc) so there is still some value to MobileMe beyond iCloud's release.

This is speaking as someone who just two weeks ago auto-renewed their subscription to MobileMe and would more than happy to take a partial refund! Either way, I'm still getting the service I paid for, they aren't shutting it off before my subscription ends.
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104 months ago

So, all my loyalty for MobileMe dollars paid, and my emails etc are going the way of the DoDo Bird.
I am NOT buying a new phone and computer again, just so I can use a service for free, that is screwing me out of the service I paid for, and expected to last.
What a hassle to now have to change my billing emails, subscription emails, family, friends and other assorted contacts to a new GMAIL address.
Too bad, so much for loyalty!!


Why do you have to change anything, let alone buy new equipment? Just switch your current info to iCloud and you keep all your information exactly as it is.
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104 months ago

You will still get the service you paid for and decided to buy. Just there is something else available that is free. Why complain?


Because they knew the service would be free and they still took people's money.

Plus they are making us pay for yet another painful transition to a new service. Plus they are making us pay for a very problematic MobileMe service. For all the problems the service should have been free from the beginning.

Wow, people jumping on the complaints bandwagon. Were you not happy to pay for a service that you'll be using and getting value from? I guess it's hard to pay for something that others will be getting for free. But it ain't no slap in the face, if that's what you're thinking. In June 2012, your service will actually be downgraded to *just* iCloud.


Getting "value" from? It has no more value to use any of the other features because they will be discontinued and the value is in the ability to share photos, files, etc. indefinitely. Now we have to do additional work to get off this stupid MobileMe platform AND we have to pay for the pain that Apple is inflicting and they just don't care about the loyal users.

I don't understand the people who are saying not to complain.
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104 months ago
The title of this thread is a bit off. Apple hasn't detailed anything. I (as well as most people from what I see) have more questions than answers. Looks like the Apple folks haven't decided yet how the transition is going to roll out otherwise why wouldn't they tell the whole story?

This waiting game till fall is quite annoying if you ask me.
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104 months ago
I *REALLY* wonder what's going to happen to the services that haven't been announced as being part of iCloud - such as website hosting? I have been running my personal website via MobileMe since it was iTools... They retired the old .Mac HomePages just last year, after having them 'frozen' for a couple years before that. Are they going to kill MobileMe's iWeb-integrated Web pages as early as a year from now?
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