Weâ€™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 â€œTokensâ€, that is similar to Facebook Places in the way in which it tags real locations.
Cult of Macâ€™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 Macâ€™s earlier reports of a streaming-only iPhone. According to the source, Apple is planning to turn MobileMe into the userâ€™s own personal dynamic website that revolves around where they are and what theyâ€™re doing at any given time.
Source: More Detail On Appleâ€™s Plans For MobileMe: Think FaceBook, Foursquare & uStream [Exclusive] | Cult of Mac