Mobile Me Pulled From Online Store

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  1. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking in the Apple online store and noticed they pulled MobileMe and when you click on MobileMe it just offers a free trial?
     
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    :O How strange! I just searched the Apple Store for both "MobileMe" and "Mobile Me" with zero results :|
     
  3. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they release a statement soon saying whats going on... I don't think I have ever seen Apple pull a product like that!?
     
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    Try it on the U.S website, that brings loads of searches up :confused:
     
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    interesting although if you do go to the mobile me page and find the free trial it does say that it is a paid service only after the free trial. implying that by getting the free trial you are getting the option to purchase the service.
     
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    I am in the U.S.
     
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    We are discusssing its availability to buy from searching the Online Store not searching Apple's entire site.
     
  10. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But that still does not explain why they pulled it from "new to the store" and from the front page!
     
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    Who knows try calling? 5 bucks they say "we are currently out of stock"
     
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    Maybe they have decided to stop selling the boxed product anymore and to handle all sign-ups and renewals online.
     
  14. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That still does not explain why they pulled it off the site..... If they were going to do that they would not stop advertising it?
     
  15. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    They are still advertising it:

    It's right there front&center when you go to the Mac section: www.apple.com/mac
     
  16. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry..... they wouldn't stop advertising it in the Online Store
     
  17. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    But if they are discontinuing the boxed product there would be nothing for you to buy in the store. All signups and renewals would be done through the MobileMe page.
     
  18. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ook the big question is why would they do that?!?!
     
  19. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Maybe they are going green. No more packaging. Remember, the box contains nothing but a renewal code, so it seems like a waste.
     
  20. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True but something seems fishy?!!
     
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    Chatted with one of those people in the "Chat Now" help thing of the Apple Store and this is what I got:

    My responses are in bold.
    There was about a 10 minute wait...... :rolleyes:

    For such an available product it sure is taking 'Cheryl' an awfully long time to find this for me to purchase.

     
  22. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hummm like i said something is going on here and we should probably find out soon!
     
  23. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    This is very strange.

    Apple doesn't usually keep these different stores in sync (a little ironic!) and as such this seems to be a strange move. The UK store is often different to the US one (but not with this).

    I guess they might be working towards making the packaging more like an iTunes Gift Card or something where it's just the code and little fuss.

    The other possibility is that they feel it's a bit pointless having the box up on the Apple Store when you could just sign up online instead (people who buy the box in a retail store would obviously be unaffected by that). Of course there are a few reasons that you might want to get it from the Apple Store VS signing up by credit card.
     
  24. FilterFeeder macrumors newbie

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    Can I state the obvious here? MobileMe was not ready, they're struggling to cope, and are trying to decrease new sign-ups until they have caught up with the backlog
     
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    It's easy to find, just go to the software section, and choose Apple software. It's halfway down the page. This is in the US store.

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