Apple’s Mobile Me service has been at a premium since the first time it launched. A new report from iLounge that Apple plans to release a free, overhauled version of its online storage service in April. The report matches earlier rumors that such changes to MobileMe were expected sometime this year. According to iLounge senior editor Chalres Starrett, a “trusted” unnamed source, “who works for a major educational institution,” has told the publication that “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 conversation with Maneesh Dhir – Apple India Country Sales Manager- We were able to discover that – “Apple is overhauling their cloud infrastructure to support millions of users. The upgrade began in January 2011 and has happened in their worldwide data centers, Apple will also be using Akamai Content Delivery networks to support the massive initial requirement of the Service. “
The service is all set to launch as soon as April, But may come a month later to several countries Including India. The free service will allow users to store digital content such as photos, music, or videos online, and we imagine there will be options to purchase more storage space for a fee.
Apple has also discontinued the sale of MobileMe packages in all of its stores including India, which also hints at a revamp of the service, adding more weight to the free MobileMe service. Either way, we don’t have to wait long to find out.