Apple removes MobileMe from online store and discontinues retail boxes. Free MobileMe coming?

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Apple has removed MobileMe from its online store, and has also notified resellers that it has discontinued the retail box version of MobileMe. A search on Mac App Store returns empty result.

There is no info on what’s cooking but it is known that a much improved MobileMe is set to debut this year according to Steve Jobs. Apple’s North Carolina data center has also confirmed to be build for MobileMe and iTunes and is scheduled to be operational this spring. And rumor has been running for months that Apple is set to offer MobileMe for free.

Let’s hope Apple will announce something MobileMe related in its media event scheduled on March 2.