MobileMe is set to be shut downed on June 2012 and Apple is advising its users to move to iCloud. The company firstly announced the intention of shutting down the service same time they officially launched iCloud, but now, they highly suggest the migration of MobileMe users to iCloud through email messages.
Apple explains on its website:
“The core services provided by MobileMe have been rewritten to work seamlessly with iCloud. MobileMe will no longer be available as a paid sync service. If you had an active MobileMe account as of June 6, 2011, your service has been extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After that date, the MobileMe service will no longer be available”
iCloud provides almost the same services MobileMe did, except for keychain sync and iDisk – Apple’s online storage solution, but they still have time until summer to try offering these missing services also. In exchange, they offer new possibilities specific to iCloud:
- iTunes in the Cloud
- Photo Stream
- Documents in the Cloud
- Automatic downloads and purchase history for apps and books
- Backup and restore
You can find further information on the subject and see how this move will affect you from Apple’s support section.