Yep, you can get @iCloud.com email accounts now. If, you know, you're bored (or incredibly and irrevocably spammed) on your Gmail or Hotmail or whatever else. Here's how, straight from the iOS 6 Beta 3 Release Notes.
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If you didn't get the memo last year, here's your last warning: MobileMe is shutting down on Saturday June 30 (June 31 in Australia). That's tomorrow. If you still have pictures in your MobileMe Gallery or files on iDisk, save it or it's going bye bye forever!
You probably have an Apple ID. You might have more than one. It's also possible you have a MobileMe account. So with the impending launch of iCloud, which login will you use? It turns out, you won't have to choose.
MobileMe will die someday. Just not anytime soon, since apple will keep MobileMe operational until June 30, 2012. But now that iCloud is here (and free), all MobileMe subscriptions from the last year, will be free until they expire.
If your $119 a year MobileMe account just automatically renewed, Apple's handing you back the dough - indicating that today's iCloud bonanza will likely include a drop in price for floating in the MobileMe cloud. Or maybe it'll be free!
Apple may offer its new iCloud service for free to folks with Mac OS X Lion, according to AppleInsider. To sweeten the deal, Lion may be priced extremely competitive and sold through the Mac App Store.
We've already stated what Apple's cloud could be for and now, here's even more definitive proof that it's coming. Moving from "rumour" to "confirmed," Digital Daily reports that Apple has indeed purchased the domain iCloud.com.
Last year, we lamented Apple's anaemic internet game - Ping sucks, iTunes is outdated, and Game Center is left hanging in the background. Rumours indicate iCloud could change all that - an online Apple world, cohesively streaming all your favourite personal junk.
Would Apple see more sign-ups to MobileMe if it were free? Undoubtedly, but lowering it from $US99/year to $US20 will still be advantageous for them. That's if these latest rumours are correct. The cloud-based "back-up" service we last heard about has been mentioned again and is beginning to sound very likely.
There had been earlier reports that Apple was starting their own streaming music service to compete against the likes of Rdio, MOG and Rhapsody. But anonymous industry sources are telling the Financial Times that Apple has no plans to "cannibalise" their iTunes download service, and that the technology they acquired in their 2009 purchase of Lala will be used for "insurance".
Wouldn't you know it, but just as Samsung was rebooting its well-received Galaxy S line of tablets and smartphones at MWC, an Apple iPhone rumour arrives courtesy the Wall Street Journal.
There are reports around the internet today that MobileMe—Apple's paid-for membership to heaps of Mac/iOS4 services—has been blocked in Saudi Arabia. As you know, the Saudi Arabian government has had a hot temper in the last year when it comes to technology, specifically products (like BlackBerry smartphones) and services which are too secure, and keep their data on foreign servers.