The iCloud will be forcing its own older brother to retire soon.
Apple’s just-launched iCloud service has spelled the demise of MobileMe, as the consumer electronics giant emailed MobileMe users on Monday that MobileMe will be shut down in June 2012.
“Your MobileMe subscription will be automatically extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After that date, MobileMe will no longer be available,” Computer World quotes the email from the iDevices maker.
According to reports, MobileMe users will not lose their email addresses once they migrate to iCloud. They will also have the option to migrate their email messages and other data to the new service.
Apple recently unveiled the iCloud service, described by Apple’s own Steve Jobs as the company’s “next big insight, at the World Wide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Fracisco on Monday.
“It wasn’t our finest hour, just let me say that,” Jobs said of MobileMe at the event. MobileMe did not really take off from its launch in 2008 as Apple hoped it would.
Maybe it was because there was no “i” before MobileMe’s name.