Apple offers MobileMe customers last chance to rescue data 'for a limited time'

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You were warned. Back in June 2011, Apple announced that MobileMe would close its virtual doors come June 30, 2012. And indeed, this past weekend, MobileMe followed eWorld, Pippin, and the Newton into that great Infinite Loop in the sky.

But what about those MobileMe customers who hadn’t yet made the switch to iCloud? If, despite Apple’s warnings, you still didn’t migrate over your MobileMe accounts, Gallery photos, and iDisk files, you’re in luck: “For a limited time,” Apple says, you can still rescue your old data.

How much time is a limited time? Apple’s not saying, and the company didn’t immediately respond to Macworld’s request for comment. If you’re the kind of person who likes to wait until the last moment, it would appear that moment is now. Log in at, and Apple will guide you through the process of embracing iCloud and backing up any data you have stored in the shuttered service.

We’ve already opined on why Apple ditched MobileMe in favor of iCloud, but even if you will miss the old service, remember that iCloud offers at least one major advantage: Unlike MobileMe, it’s free—at least for your first 5GB of cloud-based storage. And don’t forget that you can continue to access your old MobileMe email even after the MobileMe reprieve draws to a close.

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