MobileMe to iCloud?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by MikaelSmoot, May 17, 2011.

  1. MikaelSmoot macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2009
    If the mobile me service becomes iCloud soon, will there be a new email name service


    or will it stay

    i want to sign up but dont want a me email address if a new one will come up

    anyone know when the icloud will be annouced.
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
  3. flipshot macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2007
    Hertfordshire, UK
    If it does change it will probably be like how is now. If you were signed up before .Mac became MobileMe, then your email works at and So I guess those people will have an email that works at, and, and those with just will gain as well.
  4. soloer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2004
    I'd probably sign up again if I could get another @mac address. I hate @me. @icloud would be an improvement.
  5. Higgs1 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    ditto, I have @me but would prefer :-/ @icloud is ok but still not as good as mac
  6. Lurk macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Garden Grove, California
    I would love to be able to use a custom domain. I'd actually pay extra for that functionality.
  7. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    #7 is actually nice since it is short. iCloud makes more sense but it more characters to type. Either way, I hope iCloud brings an easier way to get my old iTunes account ( to merge with my account.
  8. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    As said above, I think Apple should let users to use their domains as mail address. Who wants @me,@mac or whatsoever instead of @yourname or @yourcompany. I hope they will do that.
  9. McRCN macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2010
    I agree with you. I would much rather use my own address.
  10. hsj2011 macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2011
    I must admit, out of @mac and @me, I much preferred the @mac address. I got MobileMe about 6 months before it changed and was glad I did (also meant I got something like 6 months free due to all the faults, etc).

    However, I use Google Apps with my own domain and not sure I could go back to not using my own domain now.
  11. cltitus macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2011
    If you watched the keynote they are still keeping the but its now free 5GB. I am guessing if you still want more then 5GB they will have a subscription like the current mobile me for 20GB or more for $XX.XX once that iCloud is formally released with iOS 5.

    Because of right now in mobile me service you get

    Mail, Contact, Calendar - Free
    Gallery - Replaced by Photo Stream
    iDisk - Replaced by iCloud

    but they are only showing us the free things they will be releasing a paid version of the iCloud that will come with everything just more space for the user.

    I just assume that Find my Phone will be a default thing to all mobile me accounts just as an option if you own a iphone pad or touch device which i hope you do if you have and iCloud.

    Hope this clears things up a little for you guys.
  12. Berman macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2011
    Can we keep .mac addresses?

    It sounds like Apple is going to let us keep .me addresses. Do we know if they will continue supporing the .mac versions of the same addresses?
  13. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    Yes, they say so on the transition knowledge document:

  14. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    9 to 5 reported their is a leaked MoMe transition document:

    If you click thru to the actual document It is 7 pages step by step instructions (which I'm sure is not the final).
  15. RobS-UK macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    I've seen that - as the commentators are saying in the comments box it is not actually what the article claims it is - it is in fact just a (rather ham fisted) way for devs to duplicate their MobileMe data (excluding mail) over to iCloud beta.

    It's certainly not something designed for the end user and there are lots of caveats at the moment - such as you can not use a mobile me account as your ID for iCloud, nor can you use any other valid AppleID which is not in the format of an email address.

    Seems like there are still a lot of things to work out regarding migration!

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