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Morky

macrumors regular
Jul 8, 2002
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NYC
Credit?

I post this, and five minutes later, it comes through as an arn post.

Update: Er, never mind.
 

SWC

macrumors 6502
Jan 6, 2004
327
127
If this rings true I will get one otherwise not so much. Having exchange would allow me to dump my personal phone, work phone and ipod for 1 device.
 

lazyrighteye

macrumors 68020
Jan 16, 2002
2,476
1,658
Denver, CO
Open the Flood Gates

This, combined with today's plan pricing announcement, may make Apple's 'millions of units sold' goal more than achievable. :eek:
 

JNB

macrumors 604
All is not as rosy as it seems at first blush. First, it's Exchange 2003 or 2007. Exchange 2000 users are SOL (and there are still quite a few out there). Second, your IT group has to enable ActiveSync - it's not automatic. Third, you still require specific AS settings from your device to gain access - IT may not want to give those out based on the device connecting (such is the case I have with Palm devices. They won't allow it). Silly, but corporate IT groups can be like that.

I'm not holding out much hope for the iPhone in my own (corporate) case...
 

Me1000

macrumors 68000
Jul 15, 2006
1,794
4
at least this will shut up the haters!

but Jobs already said it would have exchange support at macworld!
re-watch the keynote, read the email slide!
 

bluebomberman

macrumors 6502a
Jan 9, 2005
919
0
Queens, NYC
All is not as rosy as it seems at first blush. First, it's Exchange 2003 or 2007. Exchange 2000 users are SOL (and there are still quite a few out there). Second, your IT group has to enable ActiveSync - it's not automatic. Third, you still require specific AS settings from your device to gain access - IT may not want to give those out based on the device connecting (such is the case I have with Palm devices. They won't allow it). Silly, but corporate IT groups can be like that.

at least this will shut up the haters!

but Jobs already said it would have exchange support at macworld!
re-watch the keynote, read the email slide!

IMAP support for Exchange does not mean full-fledged Exchange support. (And apparently, ActiveSync isn't a slam dunk, either.)

Am I the only one who thinks that there's no chance Apple will pay Microsoft to license any of their proprietary systems?

EDIT: Thought about this a bit more - Apple has to license Exchange for their Mail app, right? Maybe it's the same deal.
 

Wingsy

macrumors member
Apr 19, 2007
67
0
No Microsoft Bits

Wouldn't bother me one iota if Apple hung a sign on every one of their large iPhone displays that read "Microsoft need not apply", and keep every single bit (pun intended) of Microsoft code out of the iPhone.
 

darwen

macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2005
668
12
California, US
whatever, all I care about is the weather widget that is a HUGE feature!!! :rolleyes:

HaHa, yeah, we were joking about that. "WTF do I need the weather for on the go? Im out and about... hmm... lets check the weather... about 74 and partly cloudy? yeah, that seems right."

It's irrelevant unless you have email on an exchange server somewhere, which is usually at work.

I understand that, but I am just curious. So to clarify, an exchange server is kinda like POP3 and IMPA except is used in the corp world?
 

p0intblank

macrumors 68030
Sep 20, 2005
2,548
2
New Jersey
HaHa, yeah, we were joking about that. "WTF do I need the weather for on the go? Im out and about... hmm... lets check the weather... about 74 and partly cloudy? yeah, that seems right."

Why NOT have a weather Widget? I check mine on Dashboard just about everyday for tomorrow's weather... so why not on the go?
 

rhg247

macrumors newbie
May 30, 2004
25
0
VA
I understand that, but I am just curious. So to clarify, an exchange server is kinda like POP3 and IMPA except is used in the corp world?

Don't flame me :)

But Exchange is like the one good product that M$ makes. I'm eagerly waiting to toss my blackjack for the iphone, but I was going to miss the benefits of Exchange.

Darwen, Exchange in this implementation would sync your email, calendar, and contacts over the air. So I can be at my work computer, open Outlook and make an appointment for "iPhone @ 6pm" on my calendar and it would automagically appear on my Exchange enabled iPhone inside ical (i hope). That and all my email would sync too...a lot like IMAP.
 

darwen

macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2005
668
12
California, US
Why NOT have a weather Widget? I check mine on Dashboard just about everyday for tomorrow's weather... so why not on the go?

It was just a joke. The forecast will be useful for in the morning but lets be honest, the current temp? You are going to be seeing that when you are already outside in the weather. I was just sorta poking fun at it with my buddies. Glad its there but I dont know when I am ever gonna care to check the current temp on my phone.
 

jellomizer

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2006
486
4
Upstate NY
at least this will shut up the haters!

but Jobs already said it would have exchange support at macworld!
re-watch the keynote, read the email slide!

Nah, The Haters will find other reasons, They are not looking for reasons to like Apple Products they are only looking for reasons to hate them. It is that simple. We (as the general overall Macintosh and Alternative OS users) tend to do the same with Microsoft windows, no matter how bad our product is we will find the one thing that it does better then windows to show how bad Windows is.
 

darwen

macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2005
668
12
California, US
Don't flame me :)

But Exchange is like the one good product that M$ makes. I'm eagerly waiting to toss my blackjack for the iphone, but I was going to miss the benefits of Exchange.

Darwen, Exchange in this implementation would sync your email, calendar, and contacts over the air. So I can be at my work computer, open Outlook and make an appointment for "iPhone @ 6pm" on my calendar and it would automagically appear on my Exchange enabled iPhone inside ical (i hope). That and all my email would sync too...a lot like IMAP.

Ok, cool! So its like how .mac brings computers together. Just provided by MS instead. That is pretty cool, glad to see they are adding it. Makes a lot of sense.
 
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