Apple Discontinues MobileMe Retail Boxes, Free Service On Its Way?


With all the fuss surrounding Apple’s new line of MacBook Pros and the first developer preview of OS X Lion today, there was another little bit of news that you may not have noticed. As of February 24th, Apple has discontinued its boxed MobileMe packs, igniting new rumors that the company will introduce a free or tiered version of the service imminently.

The screenshots below were published by 9to5 Mac earlier today, and are taken from Apple Retail showing that both the single and family packs of MobileMe are ‘end of life’ as of today along with the previous-generation MacBook Pros.

A announcement about Apple’s plans for MobileMe is expected on March 2nd when the company will unveil its second-generation iPad. Many believe the service will be available for free, with possible paid subscriptions for more storage space and other add-ons.

If you haven’t already purchased a MobileMe subscription, we’d strongly advise you to hold out until an official Apple announcement.


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