Apple Plans Free MobileMe Integrated with iOS 5 Next Month
A couple weeks ago I ranted about the mysterious disappearance of MobileMe and the lack of any explanation as to where it went or when it’s coming back. We knew Apple had something grander in mind with MobileMe, iTunes, and the cloud, but we weren’t sure what it was. Recently we learned that Apple may or may not be holding an event next month to discuss the new version of iOS and MobileMe, and now we are hearing noise that these two are being introduced together because they’re so tightly woven together.
This makes sense to me, though. Apple is putting a large emphasis on cloud features, and the only way to do it efficiently is to tie it together with its main mobile operating system. Reports are saying that the new revamped MobileMe will act more like an online locker for music, videos and pictures. This sounds to me like it’s just like iDisk from the current MobileMe, but I have a feeling there will be a lot more integration between the OS and the locker this time, instead of just accessing it with an app.
I’m excited to see what may come of this integration of iOS with the cloud. But please, Apple, throw in more stuff than that. A new notification system, perhaps?