Apple May Launch Revamped MobileMe Service In April?
iLounge reports that Apple is planning to launch the revamped MobileMe services next month.
Weâ€™ve already heard several rumors and speculations that Apple will launch a cloud-based service, which will allow users to upload their music, TV shows and movies to Appleâ€™s servers so that they can access them from various devices.
Apple is set to announce a new, free version of MobileMe next month, according to a trusted iLounge source. The source, who works for a major educational institution, claims the schoolâ€™s supplier has said the current version of MobileMe is no longer available, and that Apple is suggesting new students sign up for the 60-day trial to cover the gap between the final MobileMe shipment and the launch of the new version. In addition, the source was told that Apple will be supporting the existing version of MobileMe for the next year, suggesting that the new version will be quite different from the existing service; the extra year of support would likely cover those who recently paid for a full year of MobileMe, prior to Apple removing any method through which a user could pay for the service.
Apple has already discontinued the retail box versions of MobileMe and no longer allows users to opt for MobileMe service while purchasing a Mac indicating that a cloud-based service is imminent.
Weâ€™ve also heard rumors that Apple is negotiating with music labels to allow users to redownload music purchased from iTunes store an unlimited number of times from any device as it will be one of the features of the cloud-based digital locker.
Apple may launch the revamped MobileMe service at a special event in early April where it is also expected to unveil its next generation iOS â€“ iOS 5.
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