It looks like Apple is trying to make up for the disastrous roll-out of MobileMe. So they will be giving away a 60-day extensions to all members.
An iPhone upgrade and a 60 day extension all in one night? Is it Christmas?
ho ho ho see all the info HERE
If this is actually real, it sounds like Steve IS on the job and making some changes….
The email is from setteB.IT Web site.
Apparently due to the not so stellar roll-out of MobileMe and the fact people are not getting their e-mail – you can now see the status updates HERE. So now you can find out if me.com is working.
A statement from todays update: “restoring full email access to the remaining 1% of MobileMe users is our first priority. ”
Let’s hope the next priority is to fix the iphone 2.0 software!!!
Walt Mossberg has posted a very long MobileMe review along with an accompanying video HERE.
Along with the rest of us, he is having problems with MobileMe.
“Unfortunately, after a week of intense testing of the service, I can’t recommend it, at least not in its current state. It’s a great idea, but, as of now, MobileMe has too many flaws to keep its promises.”
It is becoming VERY frustrating and extremely Un-Apple like, to release software that is so flaky that you never know from day to day what it will do or even if it will work.
Come on Apple you are better than that. I hope you haven’t become Applsoft!!!
On the Apple-Support-MobileMe web page it states – “1% of MobileMe members cannot access MobileMe Mail. We apologize for any inconvenience”
but TUAW reports – “TUAW reader Drew told us: “Just got off the phone with AppleCare and they tell me MobileMe email is going to be down for 2-3 days, and that it’s the whole system, not just the 1% as noted on the support site. Those of us that use .me as a work address are hosed. Normally I wouldn’t care but I have 2 photoshoots to coordinate Sunday. Is it me, or does this feel like a M$ launch?”
I have had numerous problems with MobileMe and the iPhone 2.0 software as well!
It is driving me crazy and can’t understand how Apple can release this upon the world with NO updates in site!
A great read from macenstein (another unhappy iPhone 2.0 user) – Where the #$%@ is the iPhone 2.0.1 firmware?!
5 Days of Technical Problems? MobileMe Really is “Exchange for the Rest of Us” [Digital Daily]
After five days without comment, Apple today acknowledged that the rollout of its MobileMe suite of Internet services was, in the company’s own words, “a lot rockier than we had hoped.” In a message to MobileMe subscribers, Apple (AAPL) apologized for the service’s troubled debut and its lack of “true push” capabilities and offered them a 30-day subscription extension to allay any hard feelings.
We have recently completed the transition from .Mac to MobileMe. Unfortunately, it was a lot rockier than we had hoped.
Although core services such as Mail, iDisk, Sync, Back to My Mac, and Gallery went relatively smoothly, the new MobileMe web applications had lots of problems initially. Fortunately we have worked through those problems and the web apps are now up and running.
Another snag we have run into is our use of the word “push” in describing everything under the MobileMe umbrella. While all email, contact or calendar changes on the iPhone and the web apps are immediately synced to and from the MobileMe “cloud,” changes made on a PC or Mac take up to 15 minutes to sync with the cloud and your other devices. So even though things are indeed instantly pushed to and from your iPhone and the web apps today, we are going to stop using the word “push” until it is near-instant on PCs and Macs, too.
We want to apologize to our loyal customers and express our appreciation for their patience by giving all current subscribers an automatic 30-day extension to their MobileMe subscription free of charge. Your extension will be reflected in your account settings within the next few weeks.
We hope you enjoy your new suite of web applications at me.com, in addition to keeping your iPhone and iPod touch wirelessly in sync with these new web applications and your Mac or PC.”
The MobileMe Team
(Via All Things Digital)
Apple unveils details of MobileMe extension eligibility and details
Apple has posted details on how it will provide MobileMe members with a 30-day extension to their subscription free of charge.
MobileMe Customers Complain About Charges from Apple
The boards over at Apple are buzzing with complaints from people who signed up for a MobileMe free trial account and discovered charges on their credit cards for between $110 and $240. The majority of complaints have come from customers in Europe who have been told the problem stems from a glitch within the UK billing system that charges immediately instead of waiting until the completion of the 60 day trial. Any MobileMe customers seeing mysterious charges pop up?
Apple posts Mac OS X Update for MobileMe 1.1
If you’ve already transitioned from .Mac to MobileMe, please be aware that Apple has distributed a Mac OS X Update for MobileMe 1.1. It’s available for installation through the Software Update system preference.
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“The Mac OS X Update For MobileMe is recommended for users running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4 and includes general system fixes that enhance your Mac for MobileMe,” reads the accompanying information.
Apple offered no further details about what was fixed or changed in this release.
MobileMe replaces .Mac as Apple’s subscription-based service. The software enables you to synchronize data on multiple devices including Macs, iPhones and PCs, and sports e-mail, contact and calendar management, photo and Web page publishing and other capabilities.
I finally got MobileMe to work me.com and there is a nice guided video tour of all the things it does. I found it interesting that the browser they use is Firefox and NOT safari. What do you think???