“Earlier this month, we noted that the original golden master version of iOS 4.2 appeared to be preparing to allow users to sign in to MobileMe using their Apple IDs and even offer users the ability create a free Apple ID right from the MobileMe settings page in iOS,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.
“New evidence uncovered in recent iOS 4.2 builds and the iOS 4.2.1 golden master seed is suggesting… that Apple will be offering a free MobileMe tier to users,” Slivka reports. “The evidence comes in the form of a new private framework known as AppleAccounts.framework that includes a series of device-specific error messages referring to free MobileMe accounts.”
Slivka reports, “In particular, the error messages include alerts regarding having reached ‘the maximum number of free accounts’ for a given device and certain devices not being ‘qualified for free MobileMe service.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: On May 07, 2010, MacDailyNews was the first to report on a tip we’d received, “Apple is planning to make MobileMe free… No timeframe was given for MobileMe to go free, other than: ‘sooner than later… depends on certain facilities going operational.'”