Apple Sending Out 30-Day Reminders for MobileMe Discontinuation

With Apple's MobileMe service set to shut down at the end of this month as the company completes the transition to iCloud, users of the service are receiving 30-day warning emails reminding them of the impending shutdown.

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Those MobileMe users who have yet to move their accounts to iCloud are receiving a message warning them that they need to take action in order for their email to continue functioning and offering instructions on the transition process. Apple is also reminding users that those whose systems don't meet the minimum requirements for the full iCloud service can still migrate their email and calendars to iCloud.

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MobileMe users who have already converted to iCloud are receiving a slightly different message reminding them that MobileMe Gallery, iDisk, and iWeb hosting will all be discontinued with the final transition to iCloud. Those users should be sure to download any affected content they wish to keep before MobileMe is shut down.

Top Rated Comments

ghettochris Avatar
111 months ago
I don't see why they couldn't keep idisk and gallery as part of icloud. :mad:
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
crisss1205 Avatar
111 months ago
And next week at WWDC I predict we will see an upgraded iCloud with similar functionality to iDisk and Gallery :)
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doc69 Avatar
111 months ago
I'm so bummed out about this. I would have preferred to stay on 10.6, which I like much better than 10.7. But I can't live without iCloud/MobileMe syncing between my Macs and iOS devices. It feels like I'm forced to upgrade with a gun pointed at my head…

And to make things even worse, Windows Vista users can use iCloud, but not 10.6 users. Wow!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jperkinski Avatar
111 months ago

Is this a rumor?


*News and Rumors You Care About

I'd say it's news.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jperkinski Avatar
111 months ago
I'm really hoping that there is a replacement for iDisk built into Mountain Lion.
I use iDisk daily and have been dreading June 30th for awhile now.

Has anybody heard anything or should I just give in and start using Dropbox?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IJ Reilly Avatar
111 months ago

I'm so bummed out about this. I would have preferred to stay on 10.6, which I like much better than 10.7. But I can't live without iCloud/MobileMe syncing between my Macs and iOS devices. It feels like I'm forced to upgrade with a gun pointed at my head…

And to make things even worse, Windows Vista users can use iCloud, but not 10.6 users. Wow!

That totally sucks, doesn't it?.

I'm another laggard in "upgrading" to iCloud since I'm not in a position to move away from Snow Leopard yet and certainly will not be by the end of June. To make matters worse, the notice I got yesterday from Apple confused matters even more. They say:

Don’t meet iCloud requirements?
You can still move your mail to iCloud and use it on all your devices. Other iCloud features will work on your compatible devices.

So if I go the mail-only route because of my Mac, what happens to contacts and calendars syncing on my iPad and iPhone? They don't explain this, even in the FAQ, which says:

What if some of my devices can’t be updated to the iCloud system requirements?
If you can’t update all your devices, you can still move to iCloud, but iCloud services will work only on the devices that meet the system requirements. You can also choose to keep using just your email after MobileMe ends, even on devices that don’t meet the requirements. See the next question for more information.

What if I just want to keep using my email on all my devices?
As of May 1, you can choose to keep using your mail after MobileMe ends, even on devices that don’t meet the iCloud system requirements. Just go to me.com/move and select the option to keep using your email after MobileMe ends. Once you have completed this short process, your mail will continue to work on devices that don’t meet the iCloud requirements after MobileMe ends on June 30th, 2012.

Apple's worst transition, ever.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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