MobileMe now closed, still time to quickly recover your data

MobileMe now closed, still time to quickly recover your data

As previous announced, Apple has now closed its MobileMe service and if you haven’t already retrieved any outstanding information stored on MobileMe, now is the time to get it out of there. Apple has already closed down the syncing service and the iDisk and MobileMe Gallery apps have now vanished from the App Store.

Luckily, if you have forgotten to get your data over to iCloud, you can still get it. Apple has left the ability to retrieve your data right from the MobileMe home page. If you need to use it, don’t delay any longer; it will not be around forever so take this as your last chance.

MobileMe launched way back in June 2008 alongside the iPhone 3G. It had a lot of problems back then and even spawned a Steve Jobs tirade against the team responsible for the coding of MobileMe. After numerous reports about crashing servers and failed logons, he was reported to have held a meeting with the MobileMe team. He asked them “Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?" When one of the team explained the service, Jobs shot back: "So why the f**k doesn't it do that."

Thankfully we now have a much better service in iCloud which is now reliable, fast and much more in-depth. If you haven’t setup your iCloud account yet, we have you covered. Check out our ultimate guide to iCloud which covers every aspect of the iCloud service with tutorials for each part.

Source: MobileMe

chrisoldroyd

UK editor at iMore, mobile technology lover and air conditioning design engineer.

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All I can say is that I don't want to hear anyone complaining about this cause Apple has given everyone so much time to switch over and incentives to switch to iCloud. I had one of my colleagues at work start flipping out cause he did not realize it was closed down and I just started shaking my head.

The more reliable part (for iCloud) remains to be seen. It sure isn't very feature rich yet*. I'd wonder if Jobs wouldn't respond in like if he talked to the iCloud team today. I sure would if I were the CEO. :)
** I only have two devices on it, but some of my friends with more than that have had issues.
*** Even basic things like being able to selectively restore or revert data, etc. are missing, which makes relying on it more than a bit scary.

(stung by board formatting... let's try that again)
The more reliable part (for iCloud) remains to be seen. ** It sure isn't very feature rich yet. *** I'd wonder if Jobs wouldn't respond in like if he talked to the iCloud team today. I sure would if I were the CEO. :)
** I only have two devices on it, but some of my friends with more than that have had issues.
*** Even basic things like being able to selectively restore or revert data, etc. are missing, which makes relying on it more than a bit scary.