10.6.9 update anytime soon for Snow Leoparders that want iCloud?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Candlelight, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
  2. neumanngroup macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2010
    I too was a bit perplexed on why I needed 10.7.2. I installed it on my MacBook Air but after moving my MobileMe account to iCloud (and the rest of my family's accounts) I can make a best guess on why 10.7.2 is required.

    If you want to use Mail on your Mac (with your new iCloud account) you need 10.7.2.

    If you do not care to use Mail and only want to check email on your iOS5 device or using the web interface, you do not need 10.7.2.

    I can only speculate that Apple's new iCloud servers are using some sort of proprietary email messaging platform that is not IMAP, nor POP, nor Exchange (obviously) and in order to connect to that proprietary server you need an updated OSX Mail app which is embedded within the 10.7.2 update.

    This is only a guess but I do think this is true.

    At any rate, good luck!
  3. easy4lif macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2005
    Southbay CA
  4. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    You can get the mail on anything that supports IMAP, however it may not sync contacts and calendars.


  5. anim8or macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2006
    Scotland, UK
    I was extremely frustrated by the lack of Snow Leopard support but decided to move my MobileMe account to icloud anyway....

    At first i was pleasntly surprised that my calendar synced with the icloud form iCal. Excellent.

    Until 15 minutes later when my next sync was scheduled and iCal came back with the error that it couldn't find the server etc, etc.

    So I guess it had just migrated the mobileme calendar to icloud online and doesnt actually support iCal on Snow Leopard, thus rendering iCal on my desktop completely useless.

    I now have to login to iCloud to check my calendar at my desktop, takes a minute or 2 longer to login and navigate to the cal on iCloud, but still a pain in the arse!!

    Mail still seems to work with Apple mail and i didnt sync contacts via MobileMe (as it always seemed to get confused as to which contact was the latest and therefor correect enrty, deleting new numbers at its own will!!). So if apple would only add the simple sync functions work in SL then A LOT of customers will be extremely happy.
  6. jowie macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2004
    London ish
    MobileMe user here...

    Yeah, I'm quite frustrated by the lack of Snow Leopard support. I have access to a few machines... My work MBP is still on SL because of IT support, my home MB is Core Duo only so I can't upgrade to Lion... My partner's iMac IS Core 2 Duo but it's hardly ideal for me to sync my stuff there, and my old home media server is a G5 so there's absolutely no hope there ;)

    So I guess I'll have to wait until I can afford some new hardware, unless Apple manage to provide a SL update...

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