Apple Gives The Go Ahead For Developers To Move MobileMe Accounts To iCloud

  • August 7, 2011 2:11 pm

Apple has opened up to aid in the transition of your MobileMe account to the upcoming iCloud release. As anything involved with iOS 5 and iCloud, this is strictly for developers at the moment. 9to5Mac has posted some screenshots of the entire process and it actually looks very simple to complete. After transferring your Mail, Contacts and Calendar info over to iCloud, Apple then lets you know that you can continue using the MobileMe services iWeb, iDisk and Photo Gallery until it June 30, 2012, even after the move to iCloud. It looks like Apple is doing away with Dock Items, Keychains, Mail Accounts and the ability to sync Mac Dashboard Widgets - among other services.

Something we’ve been hearing since the announcement of the iCloud service is what will MobileMe subscribers that have a base of 20gb of storage do when iClouds service is a base of 5gb? Well it seems that Apple is being nice and actually transferring those members over to the 20GB of store level and even including the extra base of 5gb. So users that are rocking 20gb of storage will actually beging their trip in the clouds with 25GBs without paying an extra fee. Apple hasn’t confirmed this however, so it may be possible we’ll see this expire in June of 2012. But users transferring over now have seen the 25gb level in action. From what we’ve been hearing the entire process is seamless.

Any readers out there make the transition? How do you think iCloud stacks up to it’s predecessor?

Source: 9to5Mac