Can I get a refund for Mobile Me, Apple?
Last night, Apple began its Worldwide Develop Conference in San Francisco by unveiling its new operating system, Lion, and iOS5, the upcoming operating system for mobile devices. It's only now, some 15 hours later, that the collective sound of twenty-something year olds furiously masturbating has died down enough to stop frightening animals.
Within the space of two hours, Apple executives butchered their way through a dozen start-ups and competitors, revealing new iOS features that mimicked what Android has done for several years (lock screen notices, notifications) and what companies old and new have received millions in investment to develop (messaging apps, group file syncing, saving and sharing web pages). It all looks great, but suspiciously familiar. You can see what's in-store in the videos below.
Another announcement to come out of the keynote, was the scrapping of Mobile Me, a paid-for service that stored and synced information across multiple devices. It'll be replaced by Apple's new service, iCloud, but a lot of customers were left wondering whether they're entitled to a refund. The answer is yes - if you're one of them, all the information you need is here, but here's the the summary:
If you had an unused activation code or if it was used for 45 days or less
You will receive a full refund, minus any shipping costs or rebates that were applied to your original purchase.
If your activation code was used for 46 days or more
You will receive a pro-rated refund, minus any shipping costs or rebates that were applied to your original purchase.