Still Using MobileMe? Apple Wants you on iCloud Now

If you’re still using Apple’s MobileMe service, it’s time to start thinking about migrating to iCloud, according to Apple. The Cupertino-based company began sending email messages to MobileMe account holders this week, asking them to migrate now, rather than waiting until the June deadline.

In just a few months, when June rolls around, MobileMe is set to become completely defunct, as was announced last October when iCloud was introduced.

Apple does have a set migration path so that customers can convert MobileMe accounts into iCloud accounts with no problems.

If you’ve been hesitating, you will find that iCloud provides a lot of the same data syncing that MobileMe does (except for keychain), plus it has support for Find My iPhone. iCloud also provides you with online access to your Mac.com or Me.com email accounts, but will be no more iDisk, which was Apple’s online storage solution.

There is, however, iTunes content syncing with iTunes Match, Photo Stream, which will allow you to store and access your photos on every device, and iCloud document storage. You will also be able to back up your iDevices to the cloud, which keeps your data safe and sound.

Of course, the caveat here is that you need to be running Lion. iCloud won’t function with Snow Leopard. If you have a computer that doesn’t run Lion, you will also need to prepare for the loss of MobileMe by transferring email addresses and getting everything in order ahead of time.

Are you still using MobileMe? Why haven’t you switched over to iCloud?

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  • Tim

    The main reason is that I haven’t upgraded to Lion yet. I need to make sure I have all of my online files in order, including my iWeb sites and iDisk files. I will also miss keychain syncing, so I need to figure out an alternative for that (maybe 1password can sync across multiple devices?) finally, one of my Macs is not Lion-compatible, so I’m not in a rush to give up that service on that computer.

  • Bob2512

    I still use the iDisk for transferring large files to people. I’m waiting to see if apple comes up with something new to fill that hole.