Apple Begins Issuing Email Addresses on iOS 6

It looks like Apple is beginning to bank on its iCloud trademark in a big way and now the Cupertino, California iOS-maker will also issue its users an email account that ends in In addition to issuing new users to iOS 6 beta 3, which is still in developer preview at this time and is not available to consumers yet, Apple will also be transitioning users of its MobileMe service with a email address to a new email address that matches the user’s old email according to a report on AppleInsider email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users. Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an email address instead of a email address. iCloud users with addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an email address that matches their address.

The move to an iCloud domain email address marks Apple’s third transition in the cloud space. The company initially rolled out a .Mac service for Mac users with an email address. When Apple deployed MobileMe, it replaced the .Mac service and replaced .Mac email addresses with an address. Now, Apple is moving forward with iCloud, which is seeing branding on retail packaging on the company’s iPhone and iPad.

The one benefit of the older and domains was that those addresses were short and required less typing. As a long-time Mac user, I do miss the classic brand.