Is the iCloud really all it's cracked up to be? Obviously, tell will
tell, but Apple
's plugging a few obvious holes this week in a new FAQ.
The company never really made clear at the onset whether any of this
'cloud' information would ever be accessible from anywhere other than a
cloud-connected device, but thankfully, it looks like the majority of
things will also be available via a standard web browser. Phew.
The FAQ centers mostly around the death of MobileMe and the transition
to iCloud, but it does shed a bit of light on how iCloud will be
established in due time. For starters -- if you had an active MobileMe
account as of June 6, 2011, your service
has been extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After
that date, the MobileMe service will no longer be available. Mail,
Contacts, Calendar, Bookmarks, Find my iPhone and Back To My Mac are all
going to be made available in iCloud and through icloud.com (from any
computer with a web browser), while iWeb publishing, your Gallery and
iDisk will be done away within around a year.
The full FAQ can be found in the Via below, and even if you aren't an
existing MobileMe user, those iCloud details could end up being highly