Say goodbye to iWeb publishing, the MobileMe Gallery, and iDisk, according to a new Apple web site (http://www.apple.com/mobileme/transition.html) of “frequently asked questions about the MobileMe transition and iCloud.
“The core services provided by MobileMe have been rewritten to work seamlessly with iCloud,” says Apple. “MobileMe will no longer be available as a paid sync service. 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.”
MobileMe services coming to iCloud are Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Bookmarks, Find My iPhone, and Back to My Mac. In addition, the following new services will be available in iCloud: iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud
automatic downloads and purchase history for apps and books, and backup and restore
Note that if you have an active MobileMe account when you sign up for iCloud, you’ll be able to keep your me.com or mac.com email address and move your MobileMe mail, contacts, and calendars, as well as your bookmarks, to the new service. When iCloud becomes available this fall, Apple says it will provide details and instructions on how to make the move.