It appears the end of MobileMe is now upon us… or the end of paid subscriptions to MobileMe at least: a number of subscribers to the $99 a year service are reporting that Apple is automatically refunding renewal fees, but why?
Steve M. set his MobileMe account to auto-renew every year, and when his subscription came to an end this week, he was charged for another year just as expected. What Steve wasn’t expecting, however, is that shortly after the money went out of his checking account, Apple put it back in again. Isn’t that nice?
Recent speculation has led us to believe that iCloud will take over MobileMe when it launches, and that certain services – such as email, contacts, calendars and online file storage – will be free. By refunding MobileMe subscriptions in the run up to WWDC, Apple is certainly indicating that there will be big changes to the service later on today.
Have you had your MobileMe subscription refunded?