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Morod
Jun 7, 2011, 05:20 AM
So, I've decided I won't be upgrading to Lion as I have no iDevices, just an iMac, and I see Lion as a bastardization of OS X.
But to use iCloud, you have to use Lion, per this:

"What will happen to the content I have on MobileMe?
Apple has announced a new service called iCloud which will be available this fall and free for iOS 5 and OS X Lion users. When you sign up for iCloud, you'll be able to keep your me.com or mac.com email address and move your MobileMe mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks to the new service."

Or could I stay with SL and pay for iCloud?
I dunno.....



AtomicEdge
Jun 7, 2011, 09:03 AM
Going to current information, it seems that there is not going to be a web based implimentation of mail for iCloud like there is for MobileMe.

Also, it seems that only iOS 5 and Lion are going to have all the hooks for iCloud built in.

I expect you will be able to use some features in Snow Leopard, but they could be brutal and make Lion the only version of OSX with access.

Krevnik
Jun 7, 2011, 09:14 AM
It's hard to say at this point. iCloud is a couple months out still, and it isn't even integrated into Lion yet. It is possible that they will offer a downloadable pkg for 10.6, but the lack of information means that the only one who knows what the final requirements are is Apple.

boston04and07
Jun 7, 2011, 09:15 AM
Going to current information, it seems that there is not going to be a web based implimentation of mail for iCloud like there is for MobileMe.

Also, it seems that only iOS 5 and Lion are going to have all the hooks for iCloud built in.

I expect you will be able to use some features in Snow Leopard, but they could be brutal and make Lion the only version of OSX with access.

Didn't they just fix up the MobileMe web services interface, though? Why would they put so much time and effort into doing that if they were completely getting rid of that? Plus, there still needs to be a place for people to use Find my iPhone from a Mac. Hopefully the web apps won't go away, but will just be moved to the icloud.com domain. But only time will tell.

thunderbunny
Jun 7, 2011, 09:18 AM
Going to current information, it seems that there is not going to be a web based implimentation of mail for iCloud like there is for MobileMe.

Also, it seems that only iOS 5 and Lion are going to have all the hooks for iCloud built in.

I expect you will be able to use some features in Snow Leopard, but they could be brutal and make Lion the only version of OSX with access.

Source?

AtomicEdge
Jun 7, 2011, 09:23 AM
Source?

No direct source.

From the Keynote, they specifically mentioned that it would be available in iOS5 and Lion. Also, some of the pages on the apple site say that to make an account you need an iOS5 device or Lion.

It may however just mean that they have not decided exactly what the method will be yet, and it iCloud will actually look a lot more like MobileMe than we expect.

As a current MobileMe user, I will obviously just be able to go to me.com/upgrade when the time comes, so presumably there is going to have to be a way to get signed up at iCloud.com.