Apple has posted a FAQs page on its transition from .Mac to the new MobileMe service it announced at WWDC. I’ll just cover a few of the more burning questions I’ve seen.
- .Mac to MobileMe transitions are automatic; the subscriber does not have to do anything to activate MobileMe
- Storage space, which recently increased for .Mac subscribers, is being doubled: Individual subscriptions go from 10GB to 20GB; family packs now get 40GB–20 for the main account and 5GB for each sub-account.
- You can keep your current mac.com address. You will also get a new me.com address with the same username, e.g., if your .Mac address is email@example.com, you will also get firstname.lastname@example.org–that’s a pretty cool address, in my opinion.
- If you have .Mac home pages or galleries, their current URLs will still work. They will also be accessible in a me.com version of the URL.
- You can use either your mac.com or me.com screen name in iChat (or AOL, I presume). However, if you cancel your me.com subscription, only the mac.com screen name will work.
- Some .Mac features are being discontinued: Web access to bookmarks (bookmark sync between your Macs and/or PCs is still supported), iCards, .Mac slides, and support for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther sync.