MobileMe, Apple’s $99 per year service that makes your email, contacts, calendars, and other compatible third party app data available up in the Cloud, giving you access to your important information in just about anywhere in the world. The subscription service was originally launched January of 2000, called as iTools which is totally free, and become a subscription service on its relaunch on July 17, 2002 as .Mac and is renamed as MobileMe at WWDC2008.
According to MacDailyNews source “Apple is planning to make MobileMe free”, although they claim that the source is credible the site emphasized that the information was not confirmed and therefore should be considered as rumor. There’s no specific timeline when will the subscription service will become free, but if we base it Apple’s history, it should be announced on a major Apple event, perhaps WWDC 2010 or WWDC2011.
If the rumor is true, this will make Apple very competitive amongst its competitor. They could just make the currently three months trial free for life but with capped storage size or limited feature. This will make users use services like data syncing, find my iPad/iPhone, website hosting free and upgrade to a paid service if the need arises.
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