RIP, MobileMe

MobileMe ceased on June 30th, more than 12 years after it was first created.

Yesterday didn’t just mark the start of a new month but also the death of , Apple’s cloud-based Internet storage which has been around (in one form or another) since 2000 and has been ditched in favour of iCloud. Visitors to the service are greeted with a simple “Closed” sign and a link to how to move your files across to and download any existing files from your Gallery.

MobileMe was born on January 5, 2000 as before being renamed to .Mac in July 2002 and MobileMe in July 2008. It was criticised mostly because of its high price tag – a yearly subscription clocked in at $99, and teething problems experienced at its launch, including unstability and synchronisation problems

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