When iOS 6 goes available to public this October, it will bring with it the opportunity for iCloud service users to get their own email account ending in iCloud.com.
Word of this development came on Monday as iOS 6 Beta 3 was seeded to Apple’s developers. The release note effectively spilled the beans on the new email feature. “icloud.com email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users,” the notes read.
“Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an iCloud email address instead of a me.com email address. iCloud users with me.com addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an iCloud email address that matches their me.com address.”
If you are not a developer installing the Beta, you will have to wait until iOS 6 comes in near future in order to take advantage of the new iCloud.com email accounts. Apple is clearly looking to expand its users’ entrenchment in all Apple services and platforms.
Apple has not said anything about its plans surrounding .me accounts that are already in existence.