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Nishi100
Jun 17, 2011, 01:59 PM
With MobileMe you could log in online and then see all of your mail, contacts, photos etc. However, now, with iCloud there's no online bit - for example Mail on your iPad goes to Mail on the Mac, and there's no place to login, online to view the mail that's synced with iCloud. Is this correct? (More importantly, do you understand my bad grammar? :) EDIT: I know the title is badly worded.)



dchao
Jun 17, 2011, 02:11 PM
There is no mention of your online services from any of the Apple press releases.

Lets wait and see. But in my opinion, they are going to turn them off. Because they want you to buy a lot of iPhones iPad and iPod touch. :(

Nishi100
Jun 17, 2011, 02:23 PM
There is no mention of your online services from any of the Apple press releases.

Lets wait and see. But in my opinion, they are going to turn them off. Because they want you to buy a lot of iPhones iPad and iPod touch. :(

I hope that they (re)introduce it, and introduce streaming. :)

dchao
Jun 17, 2011, 02:32 PM
Streaming via a GSM/cellular network might be very expensive.

edmartin
Jun 17, 2011, 02:38 PM
Obviously pure speculation since as pointed out, nothing official has been said either way. But I tend to think that they will keep the web apps. How do you compete against other cloud services unless you have such an interface? They already have the basis for it with www.me.com. And they sell more Macs, iPhones, iPods and iPads if they have a more accessible service ("you mean I can just hop on any computer when I'm away and get to all of my mail... just like Google except better?").

maflynn
Jun 17, 2011, 02:48 PM
You guys don't read the front page of Mac Rumors do you ;) this was posted a few days ago.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/13/icloud-com-to-offer-at-least-some-of-mobilemes-web-functionality/

It appears that apple will include some of mobileme web services under the iCloud umbrella

wolfpackfan
Jun 17, 2011, 02:55 PM
I hope this is true. I occasionally have to use an old Windows 7 PC that has Outlook 2003 (which I doubt will work with iCloud), so I'm hoping they will have some form of web access so I can get my email and calendar when on the PC.

NightStorm
Jun 17, 2011, 02:58 PM
How else would you check your email on one of the Macs in the Apple Store?

FatMax
Jun 17, 2011, 04:05 PM
Is anyone else having problems accessing the MobileMe website ? I canīt get it to open! I have a subscription.

QuarterSwede
Jun 17, 2011, 04:10 PM
Is anyone else having problems accessing the MobileMe website ? I canīt get it to open! I have a subscription.
Just checked. I can login and use all the services without issue.

FatMax
Jun 17, 2011, 04:15 PM
It fails to open because "it canīt establish a secure connection". Weird.

dchao
Jun 17, 2011, 04:29 PM
It fails to open because "it canīt establish a secure connection". Weird.

no problem here either. the service seems to be up and running.

dchao
Jun 17, 2011, 04:31 PM
How else would you check your email on one of the Macs in the Apple Store?

They will sell you an iPad :D and help you set it up in the store.

Seriously, I think they should get all the web apps in iCloud, that includes Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Gallery, iDisk...... But we aint going to get everything back.

hokiepokie07
Jun 17, 2011, 04:32 PM
How else would you check your email on one of the Macs in the Apple Store?

gMail :-)

but seriously, I'm pretty sure they will have a web application for e-mail, calendar, etc.

b.c.
Jun 24, 2011, 12:43 PM
Apple confirms there will be web access to certain iCloud services (http://www.apple.com/mobileme/transition.html)

Quote:
Will I be able to access iCloud services on the web?
Yes. Web access to iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Find My iPhone will be available at icloud.com this fall.

sadly it looks like Gallery is dead. that's something I currently use :(