Opporunity to create free iCloud account on activating iPad 2 on 4.3.3 Firmware?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by timidhermit, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. timidhermit macrumors regular

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    I was recently helping someone to setup a brand new iPad 2 with 4.3.3 stock firmware. When I plugged in the device for the very first time, iTunes asked me if I wanted to create a free Apple account/ID, followed by if I wanted to install Find my iPad app. I had never seen those options before when I activated other iDevices.

    At that time, I chose "no" to skip those options. Later, when the person whom I was helping changed his mind and wanted the free Apple account/ID, I tried to restore the iPad 2 to factory default to reactivate the device again. However, iTunes did not ask those same options again. I even tried to delete and then reinstall iTunes and the iPad 2, but still I was unable to get iTunes to offer up those signups.

    Can someone help? Did I just miss an opportunity to sign up a free mobileme ID for the upcoming iCloud service?
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    You can go into the mail settings and setup an account there too. This is just the ability to create an Apple ID (using your existing e-mail address) for the purpose of setting up Find my iPhone.

    The account you create isn't a MobileMe/iCloud account in the traditional sense you're thinking about.
     
  3. timidhermit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does this mean the only current way to sign up a new MobileMe/iCloud account is using 5.0 beta? I have read many prior posts on this, but the opinions differ with some claiming to be otherwise.

     
  4. shandyman Suspended

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    yes, it is the only way
     

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