Mobile Me to be free?

Mobile Me
Mobile Me

Word around the inter-webs have it that mobile me may be changing it’s business model to include a free version. At the moment many ‘cloud’ services like Dropbox, Microsoft Mesh, and Google Exchange offer a free amount of storage/usage, but Mobile Me offers no such service currently.

This would be an exciting move for iPhone users and would open mobile me to millions of iPhone users. MobileMe is currently priced at $99 a year.

At this stage this is what we would call a mild rumor, but here is the scoop:

We have received a tip that we cannot confirm, hence our “RUMOR” designation, that nonetheless has at least an air of credibility about it that says, “Apple is planning to make MobileMe free.” No timeframe was given for MobileMe to go free, other than: “sooner than later… depends on certain facilities going operational.”


John Ryan