We have seen a lot of changes in Apple’s online services since they were first introduced in 2000. From the original ‘iTools’ to the ‘.mac’ service and the latest jump to ‘me.com’ for MobileMe.
Now, hints from Apple suggest that users may soon get a @icloud.com email address as the new key to iCloud services.
Though Apple has started using the new iCloud.com domain, users were still using their old me.com accounts to sign in to access the services. Now, that will be changed with Apple allowing users to make use of the icloud.com domain for their accounts.
The tip off came from the changelogs for the iOS 6 beta 3 release meant for developers. It was found that a section states that the Cupertino company is enabling the use of icloud.com domain name for its users.
The section mentions that users who want to enable Mail on their iCloud account will receive a @icloud.com email address unlike the present @me.com email address. This section of the changelog also states that the existing users will also get a @icloud.com email address which will be similar to their present @me.com address.
However, it is mentioned that users with a present @me.com addresses will get a @icloud.com address only when they use their account once on iOS 6 beta 3. So it is not clear if the domain change in the email address will ever come to users who don’t have access to iOS 6.