Is MobileMe practical for use with only a mac and an iPhone?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jmpmntwnty3, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    South Carolina
    At the current moment, I primarily use one computer (Macbook Pro) and one iPhone. I have no use for e-mail or iDisk. The only feature I'd really use would be the "push" functionality, but right now, that isn't really working.

    Since the iPhone syncs with the calendar and address book through iTunes, would MobileMe be a waste of $99/year for me?
  2. macDonalds macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    Sounds like it would be a waste, but right now it's a waste for everyone (almost).
  3. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    I can't figure how its' a waste for most. The biggest thing for me is to make a change on my iphone and it syncs up to mobile me. From there it goes out to my imac and my macbook. Okay, so there's not instant sync the other direction. I'm not sure that's a permanent situation. Every 15 min is fine for me. It's more important for me to go the other way.
  4. jmpmntwnty3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    South Carolina
    Well see you have 2 computers ... I only have one. If I had another I'd probably pay the $99 just for the convenience of having all 3 of my devices synchronized. What gets me is how on the keynote, they showed the guy making the change on the iPhone, and like 5 seconds later it changed on his computer. Now a month later we find out that it syncs "every 15 minutes." What a load of bull...
  5. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    Apple does seem to pushing, no pun intended, people with iPhones to use MobileMe so they can use it on the go, regardless of where they are and stay updated
  6. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    I completely agree with you. And the way Apple's slowly pulling things (PUSH, iDisk File Share, etc) Im guessing this 'right now' will be a long long one!:(
  7. binklewis macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    agree with ScottFitz

    Yep - totally agree. It doesn't matter how many macs I have (I do have multiple) - my problem is I can't get my family to put events in iCal. They'll tell me about them and then I'll have no way to get them to the computer during the day so that they might actually reference them (even though they won't key them). They'd rather write them on the fridge - arghhh!! So all I have to do now is put the events in - get them using the website, and voila - I can control the calendar remotely and we'll all be looking at the same thing :)

    In case you're wondering if this is just me - it's not :) I've got a bud who was in a very similar position. Our families just haven't made the leap from the web browser to the other functions of the computer and they don't want to learn iCal :)



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