"Mobile Me".. seriously?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sonicjay, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    First they name their hyped up laptop after a tennis shoe, and now they rename their online service after one of the most hated computer software products ever, and use practically the same font? lol.. wow


  2. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Windows was pronounced "EM EEE"

    Two seperate words, sounding out each letter.

    The Apple Service is MEEE one word.
  3. lindsayanng macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2008
    East Haven, CT
    does change the fact that it LOOKS exactly the same. Bad choice on marketing in my opinion.
  4. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    My first mental association was to Mini Me from Austin Powers. In any even, it is a stupid name.

    I tried to go to the website shown in the keynote (http://www.me.com)- nothing there.
  5. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    if you currently have .mac account, you dont have to change your addy so it really doesnt bother me.
  6. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    The name is pretty hokey, but I thought the same thing about the Wii and now it's a worldwide sensation.

    I agree on the logo though. Way too close to that disaster of an OS.
  7. Sonicjay thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    haha, maybe they'll offer a 10GB version and call it Mini Me

    Some nice new features at least :cool:
  8. TXCraig macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I think they should get Mini Me to do the ads....
  9. ert3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2007
    it won't be that bad of an idea until someone finds a way to make it blue screen
  10. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    im glad i wasnt the only one that thought the name was terrible and surprisingly similar to the OS :)
  11. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    I guess it's what they had to do in order to push the iPhone as a consumer product and not just a phone for Mac users.

    Support for synching with PC's using outlook and the photo support for iPhone was a big issue for the first go around.

    I suspect we may see a PC iPhoto or iPhoto lite in the next version of iTunes.
  12. Satori macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2006
    Apple can't be good at everything!

    They make great hardware and software, they build up anticipation for new offerings like no other company and have a huge mindshare for their products... but lets face it, recently they have been pretty rubish at naming stuff! iPod Nano, Macbook, MobileMe... all rubish names if you ask me!*duck for cover*:D:cool:
  13. seenett macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2007
    Double storage from 10GB to 20. Keep same email address, also get new identical me.com email address:

    Dear .Mac member:

    Today Apple announced a new Internet service called MobileMe - taking the best of .Mac and adding a host of new features. As a current .Mac member, your account will be automatically upgraded to MobileMe in July. For a closer look, watch the MobileMe Guided Tour and read below for an overview of your new service.

    Mac integration you know and love. With MobileMe, you'll continue to enjoy features that take advantage of seamless integration with Mac OS X and iLife - Back to My Mac; access to your iDisk in the Finder; Mac-to-Mac syncing of Dock items, preferences, and more; iWeb site publishing; and photo and movie sharing directly from iPhoto '08 and iMovie '08.

    New web applications for when you're away from your Mac. MobileMe features a suite of web applications at www.me.com that have the familiar look and feel of the applications on your Mac. Because these web applications stay in sync with your Mac and other devices, you'll have the same information wherever you go. Here's what you'll find at me.com:

    Mail, the anchor of the new suite, is even better with a refined interface.

    Contacts has a new three-pane interface, contact groups, maps integration, search, and photo support.

    Calendar is a brand-new web application that feels just like iCal, featuring multiple calendars, click-and-drag event creation, and more.

    Gallery lets you manage your collection of shared photos and movies from anywhere. You can now upload photos, rearrange their order, and set sharing preferences, all from a browser.

    iDisk now has the familiar look of the Mac OS X Finder. It features drag-and-drop filing and an easy new way to share large documents, by sending an email with a link for downloading the file.

    Account lets you manage settings such as storage allocation.

    To use the new web applications, make sure you have one of these browsers: Safari 3, Internet Explorer 7, or Firefox 2 or later.

    Push email. Push contacts. Push calendar. In addition to Mac-to-Mac syncing, MobileMe now keeps your iPhone, your iPod touch, and even a PC in sync. MobileMe pushes new contacts, calendar items, and bookmarks to your Mac or PC, and over the air to your iPhone or iPod touch. For example, if you add a calendar event on the web, the change will automatically be pushed to your Mac and iPhone. New email will be pushed to your iPhone in seconds, eliminating the need to check for messages manually.

    As a MobileMe subscriber, you can continue to use your mac.com address for email. You will also be issued a me.com address with the same user name that you can use if you prefer. The choice is yours.

    Double the online storage. To give you plenty of space for your email, photos, and other files, MobileMe doubles your storage from 10GB to 20GB for an individual subscription.

    We'll be sure to update you when the new service goes live. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the upcoming transition from .Mac to MobileMe, please visit the MobileMe FAQ.


    The MobileMe Team
  14. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    Which makes me wonder...

    If they keep adding more functionality through iTunes, will we see a re-branding of it eventually?

    For instance, they said during the keynote that Enterprise apps will be delivered through iTunes. I just think it's funny that businesses would have to use iTunes.

    Originally it was designed to play music, yet it continues to grow into much much more.

  15. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Handwritten fonts are more 'personal'... makes sense since it's called Me.

    There are only so many handwritten fonts.... and even though the 2 are similar, they aren't identical.

    Just because Windoze does something, it doesn't mean they own it... or their competition can't improve upon it.
  16. BongoBanger macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
  17. Sonicjay thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    The added capacity is great, but .Mac is sloooow (ie: copying files to iDisk), and the email too unreliable. I used my .mac address on my iPhone for a while, but emails were taking way to long to come through, sometimes delayed hours (while mail I was POP'ing continued coming through). Paying so much for such shabby performance/reliability is hard to do. Although, I must say, the web galleries are fantastic. What I'd really like is the ability to use the webserver side of the web galleries on my own website. I'd almost be willing to pay $99 for that alone if I could put the galleries on my own site with the ease and speed that I can with .Mac.

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