A couple of weeks ago we reported for you that Apple is looking forward to close MobileMe because it is already dead and users are not using it today, today the day came for Apple to announced that they officially shuts down both MobileMe and iWork.com. The move comes after a several month-long transition period that allowed users to move their accounts toiCloud and download their remaining files.
Today this morning, MobileMe official site no longer supports transferring users accounts over to iCloud, or download their remaining data. Instead, MobileMe visitors are redirected to the existing iCloud website…
For years Apple was thinking to close MobileMe because they are seeing it is a failure service for people and it was embarrassing for Apple including Steve Jobs.
Fittingly, here’s an excerpt from Adam Lashinsky’s book Inside Apple on Jobs’ well-known eruption after MobileMe received a bad review from The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg:
“In 2008, when Mossberg, along with many other critics, panned MobileMe, an email synchronization service that was supposed to mimc the functionality offered by the popular BlackBerry smartphone, Jobs erupted.
He called a meeting of the MobileMe team and berated them for having disappointed him, themselves, and one another. Worst of all, they had embarrassed Apple publicly. “You’ve tarnished Apple’s reputation,” he told them. “You should hate each other for having let each other down. Walt Mossberg, our friend, is no longer writing good things about us.”
That’s not all but also Apple officially closed iWork.com which was made for business, if you tried to enter iWork.com site on your browser it will take you automatically to Apple’s site home-page.
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