Multiple Sources say Was Purchased by Apple

It’s becoming more and more likely that we are witnessing the future of Apple’s online assault. John Paczkowski, writing for The Wall Street Journal, is stating that he has confirmed with sources in a position to know that Apple has indeed bought the domain name from Sweden-based Xcerion.

Apple has indeed acquired the domain name from Sweden-based hybrid cloud computing outfit Xcerion. Sources in position to know confirm that Apple bought the domain as GigaOm first reported Thursday

Whether this new domain will be simply a new service for Apple’s MobileMe program, or a replacement for MobileMe altogether remains to be seen, though it is safe to expect to hear something on this purchase at WWDC’s Keynote next month. The launch date is another unknown, but I would expect it to debut alongside iOS 5, like MobileMe did with iPhone OS 2.0.

[The WSJ]

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