Last week’s keynote has come and gone, and there was no mention of iWeb or any web hosting features in Apple’s new iCloud service. This prompted one user to email Apple CEO Steve Jobs and ask him if he, and others like him, who actually use iWeb and MobileMe hosting, are SOL. The answer is yes, yes they are.
Here’s the purported email exchange:
Q: Dear Mr. Jobs,
Will I need to find an alternative website builder and someone to host my sites?
I have invested a lot of time and effort and the thought of re-training sucks more than mobileme ever did.
Sent from my iPhone
It is worth remembering, however, that the MobileMe service isn’t coming to an abrupt end within the next few months, but rather that Apple has extended all MobileMe subscribers’ service until June 30, 2012, and they’ve been warned in advance. It’s not like the service is ending tomorrow.
As for the email itself, these things are always debatable, but the message is believed to be authentic.
Now, for my two cents, this finally puts MobileMe hosting and iWeb out of their misery. iWeb itself is ok, but Apple has clearly left it to die on the vine, seeing as the software hasn’t received a significant update since January of 2009. I’m not even going to talk about MobileMe hosting.