iPhone 3.0 OS and gCal/iCal

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  1. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    I scrolled through the bazillions of 3.0 threads and didnt see this question, forgive me if its been posted already...

    Does the new 3.0 OS finally allow for a true over the air two way sync between the iphone calendar and google calendar? How about shared google calendars?

    I know google has their version, but it requires you to sync with your google contacts (which mine are a mess and not even close to as organized as my apple address book ones, so thats not an option) and cut your apple address book and iCal out.

    I have spansync which is nice, except it doesnt do over the air. I have to sync at my mac to get all three devices updated.

    So does this caldav (is that what its called?) finally let the iphone do a true two way sync with google calendars (including subscribed calendars)?

    Another side note - this update is going to be free for original iphone owners too right? The keynote they said the touch would be $9.95, and free for 3G customers, and then said it would work on the original less mms and bluetooth stereo. They never actually said the original iphone was free. I would think it would be since apple gets a cut of the att revenue, but just curious.

    Thanks in advance -

    Chris
     
  2. jwkuipers macrumors newbie

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    Well I have it syncing with google at the moment. It works but the times are incorrect for most appointments, except for one reoccurring appointment. I am not sure whats up with that. My timezone is set automatically and its set in google correctly. Weird.
     
  3. duncanapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So even when you enter an event into your iphone, it pushes it back to gcal? Also, do you subscribe to anyones calendar in gcal? Curious if you can push/pull this from the iphone 3.0 as well? Would be awesome if this all gets sorted out and works!
     
  4. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    They said the upgrade will be free for iPhone owners and showed a slide with both a 3G and an original iPhone on it, so yes it will be free.

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  5. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    What is the 15th red/black icon? A new core app?
     
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  7. RJ17 macrumors regular

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    The current google calendar syncing does not require you to sync contacts. You can select what you want to sync.
     
  8. sprescott1974 macrumors member

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    does anyone know if, now that 3.0 supports the .ics format, if you can accept iCal invitations in email? It has always frustrated me that I can accept meeting invites from my iPhone.
     
  9. BNZ1 macrumors regular

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    No it doesn't. It is an exchange account, you can turn calendar/contacts on or off individually in the iphone account settings.
     
  10. fjk macrumors regular

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    Agreed. My iphone syncs my calendar with my gcal just fine, across multiple calendars. Nothing to do with my contacts. I also have my iCal on my mbp syncing to gcal. Everything is two-way sync.

    mbp <---> gcal <---> iPhone.

    OTA, dont need to sync my iphone and laptop (actually, not allowed to) over USB.

    http://www.google.com/mobile/default/sync.html

    like bnz said just turn off contacts.
     
  11. duncanapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if I set up google/iPhone sync, and tell it not to sync my contacts on my phone (thereby using my address book contacts), do I also have to tell my phone in iTunes not to sync my iCal? Wouldnt that create a loop if both the phone and the ical/mac was syncing with gcal and then the phone was syncing with ical?

    Sorry for all the questions - and good info above.
     
  12. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. I have friends on blackberries and I cannot open the .ics attachments from emails that I get from them to add events to my calendar. The only way it works is if I give them my work email address and have them send the invite there. Then it'll work, only because it's coming through exchange.
     

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