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Apple’s MobileMe going free with emphasis on cloud storage

Apple also is exploring a major overhaul of its MobileMe online storage service, the people familiar with the matter said. The service currently requires an annual subscription payment of $99 to $149. Apple is considering making Mobile Me a free service that would serve as a "locker" for personal memorabilia like photos and videos, eliminating the need for consumers' devices to carry a lot of memory, the people familiar with the situation said. MobileMe could become a focal point for an online music service that Apple has been developing for more than a year, the people said.

WSJ, Feb. 13, 2011

This would be big news and possibly address one of Apple's biggest weaknesses in the battle for the future of mobile computing, in my book. MobileMe has been underpowered and overpriced for quite a while now.

Posted by Aaron Pressman

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