Apple Launches iCloud; Migration From MobileMe Services Also Goes Live

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As expected, Apple has just launched iCloud – its new cloud based services after releasing iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7.2. iCloud.com had gone live earlier in the day, but it was still restricted to developers. MobileMe users should now be able to migrate their accounts to iCloud after they’ve upgraded their devices to iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7.2 that were just released few minutes back.

All you need to do is enter your current login details and it will be prompt you to upgrade the MobileMe account to iCloud. As Apple had said in its FAQs, the migration process allows users to move Mail, Contacts and Calendar data to iCloud.

During the migration process you will be told that data from other MobileMe services like iWeb, iDisk and Photo Gallery won’t be migrated, and would be discontinued after 30th June 2012. You also won’t be able to sync Mac Dashboard widget, Dock items, keychains, signatures, mail account rules, mail smart boxes, and mail preferences.

As you would expect from Apple, the user interface and the migration process are really simple. The iCloud interface also looks fantastic, right from the login screen to the web apps themselves. Apple has, at the same time, made no compromise in terms of speed and responsiveness of the web interface. In fact launching web apps like Contacts and Calendar (yes launching, because it is so familiar to the iOS Home Screen paradigm) take almost the same time as their native counterparts on iOS and OS X. The supported browsers are Chrome, Safari 4+, Firefox 4+, IE 8+, Opera and of course Mobile Safari.

You can checkout the screenshots of the migration process below:

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Please let us know how it goes in the comments.