HT5441: iCloud: Using your @icloud.com email addressLearn about iCloud: Using your @icloud.com email address
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to Ron Dunlop)
The @icloud.com version of your address is an addition to the @me.com version which delivers into the main inbox (it isn't a separate account). It's been introduced to reflect the branding of the service, but people like yourself who already have an @me.com address can continue to use it as before. There is no obligation to use the @icloud.com address if you don't want to. However any aliases you create in future will be @icloud.com only.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 7:44 PM (in response to Ron Dunlop)
Because all the cool kids are. Don't you want to be cool, too?