Well, it looks like the first noteworthy addition to Apple’s newest iOS 6 beta is upon is. While it’s decidedly minor, chances are — if you’re a true Apple fan — the news is nevertheless welcome indeed. If you also happen to be a Gmail user grown wary (and weary) of Google’s fast and loose style of personal data management, even better. And if you’re currently stuck in the email limbo that is me.com, then break out the party hats and champagne glasses, for Apple has finally started its efforts to transition users from that dead domain to iCloud.com.
From the iOS 6 beta 3 change log:
iCloud.com 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 @icloud.com 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.com email address that matches their @me.com address.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some email to check.