find your iphone and icloud?

white4s

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Nov 15, 2011
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if find your iphone only works with icloud then how do iphone 4 owners have theirs work before icloud came?

unless i read wrong and it doesnt need icloud to work
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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if find your iphone only works with icloud then how do iphone 4 owners have theirs work before icloud came?

unless i read wrong and it doesnt need icloud to work
*Did* not need it. There was a findmyiphone.com or something simliar. And mobileme subscribers had access to it at me.com.
 

Arelunde

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Jul 6, 2011
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CA Central Coast
Before iOS5, Mobile Me was the way Find My iPhone operated. It was much the same as with iCloud. When iOS5 was introduced, those on Mobile Me (which was discontinued) didn't need to do anything - the Find My iPhone ability was switched over automatically.
 

thunderbunny

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Jul 15, 2010
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Cheshire, UK
Originally find my phone only worked with a fully paid MobileMe subscription. Apple then allowed free MobileMe accounts for anyone but these were limited to find my phone functionality only (no email or syncing contacts etc). Same app works for iCloud or MobileMe accounts
 
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