Apple Rolling Out iCloud.com Email Addresses with iOS 6 Beta 3

icloud icon textWith today's release of iOS 6 Beta 3 to developers, Apple has revealed in the update's change log that it is beginning the first stages of transitioning users from the me.com email addresses and Apple IDs available under MobileMe to new addresses using icloud.com.

icloud.com email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users. Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an @icloud.com email address instead of a me.com email address. iCloud users with @me.com addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an @icloud.com email address that matches their @me.com address.

Apple discontinued MobileMe in favor of iCloud as of June 30, although MobileMe users are still able to transition their accounts to iCloud for a limited time.

MobileMe and its me.com addresses were themselves transitioned in 2008 from mac.com addresses available under Apple's previous iTools and .Mac services, with MobileMe users able to send and receive email from mac.com and me.com versions of their addresses using either account.

Top Rated Comments

Rudy69 Avatar
123 months ago
Personally I prefer me.com, it's nice and short
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icloud Avatar
123 months ago
Personally I prefer me.com, it's nice and short

prefer @mac.com myself. Badge of a veteran.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lifeinhd Avatar
123 months ago
So they've traded the two-character "me" domain for one three times as long?

Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Don Kosak Avatar
123 months ago
I like the @me address also.

The service is "iCloud", but I'm still "me".

I thought the "@me" address was very Apple. It sent the message that "We know you're not a corporation or a part of us, you're you."

I hope they keep the "@me" around.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
123 months ago
They both sound dumb to me...

I don't want to say my email is @me.com or even @iCloud.com

I wish they had stuck with @mac.com
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thataboy Avatar
123 months ago
@icloud.com ?? GROSS.

There is no reason for this. iCloud is a behind-the-scenes service. Should just stick with the shorter, elegant, me.com.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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