+ Reply
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 68

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Free MobileMe in iOS 4.2?

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Paul Daniel Ash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Union Square, Somerville, Mass.
    Posts
    919
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 996 Times in 401 Posts

    Default Free MobileMe in iOS 4.2?


    Hints of a free MobileMe service can be seen in a new framework in the iOS 4.2 gold master. Error messages show when a user has reached "the maximum number of free accounts" for a given device and when a device is not “qualified for free MobileMe service." There's also a message saying that an Apple ID can't be used for MobileMe Mail but can be used for other services.

    When the iOS 4.2 GM originally dropped last month, many people noted that it allowed users to sign in to their MobileMe accounts using their Apple IDs. This led to renewed speculation that Apple might offer a free MobileMe service for iDevice users through their Apple IDs. A closer look at a new private framework gives evidence that free Apple accounts will be available at least for some users. The AppleAccounts.framework file is not present in iOS 4.1, and contains error message text strings about free MobileMe accounts that will apparently have device limits. For example, one error message is displayed when "the maximum number of free accounts has been activated" on a particular device, suggesting that iOS devices will be able to have multiple MobileMe logins.

    Another error message warns that a particular Apple ID "cannot be used for MobileMe Mail, but you can use it for other MobileMe services." Other than @me.com mail, MobileMe offers services like Find My iPhone, iDisk, Photo Galleries, and syncing of Safari bookmarks and Calendar entries.

    Source: Electronista

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Paul Daniel Ash For This Useful Post:

    CaryDude (11-20-2010), phrotac_jaffa (11-20-2010), rolialex831 (11-20-2010), Troyblants (11-21-2010)

  3. #2
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    148
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts

    would be nice to have atleast findmy phone and contact sync capabilities for free. Dont really care for the free email etc

  4. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to alirz For This Useful Post:

    Buffolus (11-20-2010), moon#pie (11-20-2010), phrotac_jaffa (11-20-2010), SirTimothy1 (11-20-2010), Snozberries (11-22-2010)

  5. #3
    The One and the Only (retired secret moderator) iPod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    2,123
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked 94 Times in 88 Posts

    ^ agreed

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to iPod For This Useful Post:

    Fvillanova (11-21-2010)

  7. #4
    iColor Themes DevouredDreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,545
    Thanks
    1,035
    Thanked 1,663 Times in 808 Posts

    make it easier to detect jb devices if you ask me my opinion on it..

  8. #5
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    145
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 19 Times in 13 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by alirz View Post
    would be nice to have atleast findmy phone and contact sync capabilities for free. Dont really care for the free email etc
    yep. While there are a couple of good apps in the store that do a great job (ifonehome, i use it) using the apple based one might give you a bit more power.

  9. #6
    What's Jailbreak? rolialex831's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Seaside Ca
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Same here I just care about the find my phone feature..

  10. #7
    iPhone? More like MyPhone j.eck.art.3d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 32 Times in 16 Posts

    Wow, this would be great! I have a paid account already, but I don't use MOST of the things available to me. A free stripped down version would be nice.

  11. #8
    iPhone? More like MyPhone j.eck.art.3d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 32 Times in 16 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by silent six View Post
    make it easier to detect jb devices if you ask me my opinion on it..
    As stated, I have a paid account already, and have never had any signs that "apple's onto me" and I have had my phones serviced and replaced by apple in the past. Trust me, if they wanted to know they do already, no need to give away a free service, it would just be built into the iOS and package up a flag every night/early morning when it "phones home" with status updates.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to j.eck.art.3d For This Useful Post:

    Snozberries (11-22-2010)

  13. #9
    iColor Themes DevouredDreams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,545
    Thanks
    1,035
    Thanked 1,663 Times in 808 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by j.eck.art.3d View Post
    As stated, I have a paid account already, and have never had any signs that "apple's onto me" and I have had my phones serviced and replaced by apple in the past. Trust me, if they wanted to know they do already, no need to give away a free service, it would just be built into the iOS and package up a flag every night/early morning when it "phones home" with status updates.
    glad to know you have no problem out of it.. just seems fishy apple may actually offer something for "free" considering you have to pay for 95% of the **** you get

  14. #10
    "The Chuck Bass of Theming" k.nitsua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Merced, CA
    Posts
    4,422
    Thanks
    1,761
    Thanked 19,214 Times in 2,596 Posts

    Most of MobileMe's features are now free on Android devices. Apple just trying to stay ahead of the curve. It's probably only going to be allowed on GPS-enabled/new-gen devices for free.
    #eli7e revived me

  15. #11
    Livin the iPhone Life mortopher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Pittsford, NY via Dallas, TX
    Posts
    2,742
    Thanks
    549
    Thanked 622 Times in 346 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by silent six View Post
    make it easier to detect jb devices if you ask me my opinion on it..
    They already have more than need to be able to determine who is jailbroken and who is not.

    It would be nice if they offered a lite/free version of MM. When I tried it out, I only used a handful of the features, not near enough to justify paying for the service. It did offer a little better syncing capabilities for calendars, contacts, etc. than using Google Sync, but free is a much better feature than having those minor details.

  16. #12
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by j.eck.art.3d View Post
    As stated, I have a paid account already, and have never had any signs that "apple's onto me" and I have had my phones serviced and replaced by apple in the past. Trust me, if they wanted to know they do already, no need to give away a free service, it would just be built into the iOS and package up a flag every night/early morning when it "phones home" with status updates.
    If apple did want to spy on us, the jailbreak should remove this.

  17. #13
    My iPhone is a Part of Me Rob2G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Posts
    604
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked 145 Times in 75 Posts

    Damn it I just paid to renew for a year
    [SIGPIC]

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to Rob2G For This Useful Post:

    Him Himself (11-22-2010)

  19. #14
    Green Apple charlyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    82
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

    If you cancel you might get a refund for the remainder.

  20. #15
    My iPhone is a Part of Me wolverinemarky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    683
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
    Damn it I just paid to renew for a year

    Lol that sucks

    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to wolverinemarky For This Useful Post:

    iSteed (11-20-2010)

  22. #16
    Green Apple \m/ibnziceman\m/'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    like everyone else, i think i would prefer the stripped down version as all the other features provide no use for me. no need to pay for something that i won't use

  23. #17
    Green Apple ajones330's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, Al
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Me Too!!! Damn!!!

  24. #18
    My iPhone is a Part of Me tudtran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Foco, Colorado
    Posts
    995
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 36 Times in 28 Posts

    Better not be, because I just renew my membership last month.

  25. #19
    Green Apple ajones330's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Birmingham, Al
    Posts
    31
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
    Damn it I just paid to renew for a year
    My bad Lol meant to Qoute first. Just renewed my account too
    There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.~Peter F. Drucker

  26. #20
    Super Moderator Cowboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Owasso,OK
    Posts
    30,622
    Thanks
    1,038
    Thanked 3,808 Times in 2,187 Posts

    God I hope this is true I miss my mme it expired and don't have 100 to renew it
    Follow me @LoganWesterman

    Need Your iPhone Unlock Click HERE or Here
    Needs Your iPhone Fixed Pm Me!
    Have a question about Jailbreaking Pm Simon, Annie, Or just about any other member on here

+ Reply
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts