Apple Post Official iCloud FAQ, Kills Gallery, iDisk, and iWeb For Good!

Posted in Apple News on 24/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has just posted a new web page with the purpose of answering people’s questions about transitioning from MobileMe to iCloud, Apple’s new (free) service that launches this fall. The new page states which services will and won’t be sticking around by the time Fall rolls around.

The following list shows which MobileMe services will and won’t be available when iCloud officially launches this fall:

In addition, iCloud will add the following new services:

  • iTunes in the Cloud
  • Photo Stream
  • Documents in the Cloud
  • Automatic downloads and purchase history for apps and books
  • Backup and restore

All in all, unless you depend on iDisk, iWeb, or MobileMe galleries, the trade off seems to be pretty good! More service for less, no wait, NO money! The site also says that users will be able to migrate their current .Mac or MobileMe username to the iCloud service. Further, the document confirms that web apps will still be available for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Find My iPhone, and will become available at iCloud.com later this fall.

You can find much more information over at Apple’s new iCloud Transition page. I highly recommend that you take a look.

I’m pretty excited for iCloud to roll out. What about you? Sound off in the comments!


  • LAME no more iDisk!

  • Jrl

    iCloud is an iJoke by iClods. This makes Apple a boutique seller and kills the the business functionality of a cloud based system. Big mistake!

  • CML

    Seems like they could have kept Gallery. Hopefully photostream will work as nicely. If you own a Apple tv Gallery always makes a good way ti display photos and music during a house party. I’m gonna really miss that.

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J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.