".Mac is now MobileMe"

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by ajthomason, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. ajthomason macrumors 6502

    This is odd.

    I signed up for a trial of .Mac several months ago, which expired, but I never deleted the icon from the top right of the screen. Today, I noticed that the icon was spinning as if it was backing up, which is odd, so I clicked it and it said nothing interesting (just "Open .Mac Sync Preferences"), so I ignored it.

    About 2 mins later, I got this popup:


    I have the latest version of Leopard and ran Software Update 2 days ago, so why would this message appear now, especially as I don't have a .Mac/Mobile Me account any more?

    It seems really odd. Has this happened to anyone else?
  2. marold280 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2008
    yes it happened to me earlier this month. it basically changes the .mac icon in system preferences to the mobile me icon
  3. ajthomason thread starter macrumors 6502

    I just noticed that. Are you actually a .Mac/MobileMe member though?
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    no it comes up no mater what? It just changes the icons.
  5. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Actually funny you brought this up. I just reinstalled Tiger (about two weeks ago) and during the registration screens, it mentioned MobileMe not .Mac, although .Mac still appears in the System Preferences.

    Pics available on request.

  6. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Only does that if you set up wireless networking in the tab before, and it goes to the Apple servers to retrieve that.

    It won't display it if you aren't connected to the net.
  7. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    This thread kills me...

    .Mac is now MobileMe OMG
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    i assume thats because its getting http web content from Apple.

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