Future Of MobileMe To Stream Data From Individual Computers, Not The Web?


Today, The Loop issued some thoughts on the recently rumored MobileMe overhaul.

The opinion is that instead of using a cloud-based strategy to share and access files via MobileMe, Apple may instead opt to use MobileMe as the “brains” of a service that accesses the user’s computer for hosting media and content.

Instead of trying to provide everyone with cloud storage, I believe Apple will use MobileMe as the brain of the cloud service. The actual storage will be on our individual machines. In effect, in the cloud.

The article suggests that this type of personal cloud setup will include audio and video, but also files and documents, that further include a syncing service to allow changes on any device to be reflected across all machines.

The article also doubts that MobileMe will become a completely free service, as has been rumored in the past.


[The Loop]


  • Kiki

    I think it is somewhat likely. However, in order to stream from individual computers, it requires the computers running while doing such task. Not sure how public will react to leave their computers running 24/7 for this feature. Again, stream media data from Apple’s server may not be practical either. It will require apple to have a massive online storage for the public.

  • Cyrus

    For this to happened well. I am assuming it will be Dropbox styled. So the same files will be on tons of home computers but they will be insync dropbox styled.

  • Anonymous

    If I was going to turn my home machine into a 24/7 server I would have by now.