Today it became apparent that the MobileMe service is waiting for a radical rebirth. Numerous rumors stated about it, and Steve Jobs himself and even Apple stopped retail sales of package a month ago. All developments will never be abandoned completely in Cupertino. It was expected that this year’s wave of change MobileMe finally becomes free. If you believe the latest information, it is not so.
Yield-to-date version of the service is expected in mid-April. One of the innovations will be the emergence of remote storage media connected to a user account in iTunes. Sources have called this service «Locker», that is to say a locker with a lock or a box. Or simply a Storage. It will work as follows:
iTunes users will be able to make backup copies of purchased content on remote servers of Apple. A Storage will be accessible from all mobile devices Apple. If desired, all stored media in the Storage can be uploaded directly to the device.
According to rumors, Apple has already signed a contract with Warner Music Group, and uses its influence to persuade other record companies. Most non-obvious part is the availability of new features for subscribers. According to some data, for usage of the storage it is necessary to lay out about $20 per year. On the other, MobileMe may remain chargeable: this $20 will make the full cost of the entire package of programs and services.