Apple has released more information on its new iCloud service which will replace Apple’s MobileMe service when it is released in the fall, and now we know that two MobileMe service will not be available in iCloud, Apple will discontinue iDisk and iWeb.
Apple will also discontinue their MobileMe gallery feature in iDisk, although this will be replaced with ‘Photo Stream’ in iCloud, and apple has also released some information about how the transition between the two services will work.
One of the main complaints by MobileMe users was that if you already had an iTunes account before you setup your MobileMe service, you would not be able to use your MobileMe email address with iTunes.
It looks like Apple has attempted to address this problem with iCloud, although from the information released on their website, it seems unclear if this will actually address the problem.
If I use different accounts for iTunes and MobileMe, can I merge them into a single account and use it with iCloud?
No. You cannot merge two accounts into one. However, you will be able to move your MobileMe account (firstname.lastname@example.org) to iCloud and, if you choose, you can continue to use a different iTunes account for store purchases and iTunes in the Cloud.
So it looks like users will be able to finally move their @me.com email address to their iCloud account, which would contain their existing iTunes account details, although it doesn’t look like they will be able to merge multiple iTunes accounts together.
You can find out full details of how the transition from MobileMe to iCloud will work over at Apple.
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