Is Apple still working to make MobileMe a "working" piece of software?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by NJRonbo, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I know I am not the only one saying that MOBILEME is the worst,
    most ineffective piece of software that Apple ever conceived.

    It doesn't work as it should, and I am amazed that anyone who
    has multiple computers and an iPhone is having their email and
    contacts pushed accordingly between devices.

    I remember when Steve Jobs demonstrated this software, and the
    way he did so, made it seem as if the synching of mail, calendars
    and contacts between devices would be instantaneous.

    Okay, so we learn later that it is not instantaneous and that there
    would be delayed synch issues pending on what device used.

    But now, the software doesn't even do what it was designed to
    anymore.

    My mail on my Macbook Pro doesn't even synch up with my other
    computers. Any mail that is deleted on other devices still shows
    up on my Macbook Pro. There is no longer any uniformity where you
    delete messages on one device and it is done across the board.

    My iPhone? Can't put new calendar events in it. It will not push
    to my Macbook Pro or mac pro. I have to put the contacts in those
    devices to push to the iPhone. After a while you learn which device
    is the master and which are the slaves.

    ...but it should not work like that. What you do on one device
    should be pushed to all your devices and this is exactly the one
    thing that MobileMe is not consistent on.

    I mean, is Apple doing anything to fix this software? This is a real
    black eye for the company and a huge frustration for those of us
    who had hoped to have software that gave us uniformity among all
    our devices.

    ...and who can I write or call at Apple that will listen to what I
    or anyone else has to say about these problems. Five months later
    is anyone still listening and working to fix these problems? I haven't
    seen a MobileMe update in quite some time.
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I agree it's not all that it's cracked up to be. I always get errors when working with the web apps and at least two days out of the week my push email to my iPhone isn't working. However, you don't see any MobileMe updates on your computer because there doesn't need to be. Most of the updates are done server-side.

    And that fancy pants things where you send your friend a link so they can download a big file is still not implemented. At least the iDisk works a lot faster than it did two years ago.
     
  4. stevemul macrumors newbie

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    MobileMe still gets a "FAIL"

    I have to disagree with the last post. Mobileme is not working fine, at least where iPhone syncing is concerned:
    -Mobileme will not sync subscribed calendars in iCal. How lame is that! Half my calendars are subscriptions.
    -Mobileme removes custom ringtones from my iPhone CONTACTS every time it syncs. WHAT?! Why?

    I really can't see the point of the product for iPhone users with one Mac.
     
  5. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah i didn't gte it, i would have absolutely no use for it, but as far as i knew it was working now...
     
  6. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For the past 12 hours MobileMe hasn’t even been pushing mail
    to my iPhone.

    This is probably a temporary situation.
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    No it doesn't. Mobileme has nothing to do with your ringtones. You at having some other issue completely independent of MobileMe.
     
  8. juanster macrumors 68020

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    what? i would be sooooo pissed off this is teh only reason i thought of buying mobile me for...
     
  9. Simpsonics macrumors newbie

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    Yes it does. MobileMe has nothing to do with ringtones in the sense that it ignores the setting on the iPhone and causes it to reset under a certain set of circumstances. See http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1948 for details.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Sure it removes custom ringtone settings for contacts (this is really annoying) but it doesn't delete custom ringtones like the other poster said.
     

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