So where does fit in with the rest of iCloud?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by PDFierro, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I just assumed that Apple would change the domain for their e-mail service to or something similar. But keeping it as also makes sense in a way.

    I'm just curious, though, where does fit in with the rest of iCloud and this new service? Apple is wanting to distant themselves from MobileMe and move into iCloud, right? Is this something you see being changed in the future?

    Not that it makes a difference to me, I was just curious how Apple sees fitting into their overall plan.
  2. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I think Apple intends to continue using the domain. I agree it seems a little out of place now and that would make more sense. However, is a great sounding and very simple email suffix.
  3. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    You never know what Apple is going to do until they do it. Even after they went to Mobile Me the email still worked.
  4. KsbjA macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2011
    Totally agree. is just so short and sweet. Also, because Apple took the trouble of keeping MobileMe subscribers' current email addresses working with iCloud (just like they did with back in 2008), it just made sense to keep this domain for everybody.
  5. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    In case they use for email too I hope they make it as alias so I can use joe @ sametime as joe @ would not like to have someone else get my name in iCloud instead. I know, very egoistic ... Vote me down
  6. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    I don't think Apple wants more bitchy customers ranting about how they went thru @mac change to @me now @iCloud! That's would be a very big mess for someone like me to give/change all my ppl to email me to @icloud instead of @me!
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I can't comment on other members but I can say that I'm still on @mac and I have no plans of moving to @me. I would be a little more open to migrating to @iCloud but I still like my @mac email address. :)
  8. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2007
  9. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2006
    Fort Myers, FL
    I personally love my address. Whenever I use it in an Apple store I have heard on multiple occasions from an employee when I give my address, "Oh wow, old school" or "Wow, your a loyalist!".
  10. kepardue macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2006
    Semi-related... I read that you can't merge AppleID's and existing MobileMe accounts. I'm cool with that, I never used the old email anwyay. But on the new system I plan on using the for my personal email.

    How does that work with one's iTunes account? Do you still login with and just use for the email? Can you then sign into your iTunes account WITH your email? Seems like a bit of a chicken and the egg...
  11. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    LOL, same here. I'm so used to the address, I just can't use anything else! :D I do admit though, is kinda cool too.
  12. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2007
    I believe when iCloud was made available to developers that this was the case; you couldn't transition a .mac/.me mail account to the cloud. I can tell you that as of the last round of betas...iOS and 10.7.2...after installing them, I was actually presented with a prompt screen suggesting that I transition me MobileMe account to iCloud. Knowing it didn't work before, I was skeptical. But after logging in and answering a few question prompts, it took. My MobileMe account, including my .mac email address, works flawlessly in iCloud.


    There are no plans to have offered.

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