We’ve already heard from The Wall Street Journal this week that Apple is planning to completely revamp MobileMe and make it a free service, but now Cult of Mac is reporting that Apple has major plans for MobileMe that go far beyond a simple makeover. According to their exclusive story today, Apple is actually planning a major overhaul of the service, not just a revamp, with some big, and possibly very exciting, changes, most of which involve the cloud.
According to Cult of Mac, Apple is currently looking at adding a Ustream-type live video-streaming service, a location-based check-in feature such as Foursquare or Gowalla, and a geo-tagging service, which Cult of Mac says is codenamed “Tokens”, that is similar to Facebook Places in the way in which it tags real locations.
Cult of Mac’s anonymous source tells them that Apple is currently very keen on developing streaming data services and location-based services, which possibly backs up Cult of Mac’s earlier reports of a streaming-only iPhone. According to the source, Apple is planning to turn MobileMe into the user’s own personal dynamic website that revolves around where they are and what they’re doing at any given time.
Source: More Detail On Apple’s Plans For MobileMe: Think FaceBook, Foursquare & uStream [Exclusive] | Cult of Mac“Apple thinks of it as having a webserver in your pocket… everything will be dynamically updated to MobileMe,” said the source.