I bought a subscription to Apple’s .Mac service when I bought my first Mac back in 2005. .Mac (dot-Mac) was MobileMe’s predecessor. Back in 2005, the service provided email, contacts/calendar syncing, a personal website and 100MB of file storage for $99 per year. And, yes, that is 100 megabytes, not gigabytes. I let my subscription lapse after using it (barely) for a year. Today, the service is still mostly the same with greater storage (20GB) and a feature to let you find a lost iPhone. And, it still costs $99 per year. 9to5mac reported that:
This free app adds cloud file support for the iPad and join’s Apple’s free “Find My iPhone” app to provide MobileMe value to iPhone and iPad users. But, is this really a good value? For example, while I consider Dropbox’s storage prices to be expensive, their subscription price provides a better storage value than MobileMe. $120 per year buys 50GB storage on Dropbox. And, Dropbox’s free iPad/iPhone app works quite well. I’ve actually been fine with Dropbox’s free 2GB storage service. Granted MobileMe offers other services that Dropbox does not. But, aside from the “Find My iPhone” feature, everything else is available for free on the iPhone or iPad.