Do I really need iCloud?... What do I do.
I still want my Apple ID that I use for everything Apple... Purchases through the store, purchases through iTunes, purchases through the App store.
I have 3 macs, one iMac that I need to leave with 10.5.8 for various reasons. The iMac is our primary computer for iTunes and our iPhones and iPads.
I have two MacBooks, one in regular use, one occasional but kept up to date.
All our computers are set up as authorized through my Apple ID so I can purchase and play music on any of them.
All our iPhones and iPads (one for me, one for my wife) are set up as authorized through my Apple ID for the same reason.
Between us we have four Apple email addresses one mac.com (the Apple ID) and three me.com
We sync everything through the iMac, and don't have that many calendar or contact changes that we need online push sync sevices. Never used Mobile Me sync services because they just did not seem to work correctly, so I don't really need it.
I don't want or need iTunes music match or photo streaming, I would rather just not have push or streaming anything.
All I want or need is three things.
1. Most important -- to maintain our Apple ID and email addresses.
2. Convenient -- iTunes re download purchased music and what ever else is allowed.
3. Convenient -- App store re download 10.7 Apps for the computers that use 10.7
Right now, the iTunes cloud download and App store download works without an iCloud account. Will this continue after June 2012?
So the last thing is...
What happens to my email addresses after June 2012?