Mobile me shutdown.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jbrown, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
    Can someone please confirm this for me.

    As I understand it - come June 2012, mobile me will shut down.

    In order to keep your email address ( .me / .mac ) you will have to upgrade to Lion - and sign up for iCloud.

    In order to do this you will have to upgrade the a Mac capable of running Lion - i.e. one with the right Intel processor ( Intel Core Duo? ).

    Is this right?

    It seems a bit unfair that my girlfriend will have to upgrade her entire kit just to retain her email address - something she can ill-afford to do?:mad:
  2. heliocentric Guest

    Nov 26, 2008
    I'm pretty sure you can check your emails on any system. You just wont be able to use the iCloud sync features.
  3. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    You are right that you have to upgrade to iCloud, but you don't have to upgrade to Lion to do it. You will still be able to use the web portal and sync across iOS devices, but you won't be able to sync directly with the Mac unless you upgrade to Lion.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    You can actually transition your MobileMe addresses to iCloud and still use your email under Snow Leopard (and earlier) versions of OS X.

    See this Apple knowledge base document. It tells you what you need to know including how to transition your and addresses to iCloud. Neither Lion nor iOS 5 is needed for this.
  5. sandimacd macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2010
    I just wet to that link on from my Touch and it said I needed to do so from a Mac. I then tried from my Mac under 10.6 and it wants me to get Lion. Very confusing.
    Will I keep getting and sending email using just my Touch after July 1st? I need to sync anything because I only use my Touch to access the account. I am not planning to use iCloud at all.
  6. 808? macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2011
    Hong Kong
    10.6 still has a very large user base (bigger than 10.7), why does Apple choose to ignore these users?

    I hope 10.6.9 has some iCloud relief for Snow Leopard users.
  7. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I guess the parts I was thinking about don't stand out.

    First you need to transition your MobileMe address to iCloud.

    And then you can access your mail using this information to help add the account back in to Mail.

    I did this all under 10.6.8 with no issues.

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