Apple MobileMe Storage Site May Go Free

Subscribers to Apple's MobileMe may soon see it becoming a free service, if rumours are to be believed.

MobileMe is a subscription-based online storage service for users of Apple's Mac OS X, iPod, iPhone and iPad tablet device.

Reports of the move to free subcriptions began just hours before the start of Apple's 2010 WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC).

According to tech site 9to5Mac, account details on MobileMe have changed from 'Individual' to 'Full Member' for some users, suggesting changes in the MobileMe subscription policy. The timing of the change, coinciding with WWDC, has led to speculation about an announcement to come.

Web site Boygeniusreports.com has posted a screen shot of the pop-up menu showing the full member subscription on users who previously had individual subscriptions.

It is believed that the MobileMe service may go free after Steve Job's keynote address at WWDC today.

Apple launched its MobileMe service at WWDC 2008. The announcement of a free service wuld suggest that Apple is making a play for the expanding cloud computing market.