MobileMe vs Apple Push Notifications??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by olimits7, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. olimits7 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    What is the difference between "MobileMe" and "Apple Push Notifications" for the iPhone/AT&T?

    From what I read online "MobileMe" pushes emails, and so does the "Apple Push Notifications"; so why would someone want to pay $99/year for "MobileMe"?

    Thank you,

    olimits7
     
  2. Apple Guru macrumors member

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    MobileMe is an email service. Apple Notification is for Apps.
     
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  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    No. You are really confused. Here's the deal.

    1) Apple's Push Notification Service
    A free service iPhone users get. Any app that wants to can push info from its servers to a phone whenver it wants.

    EXAMPLE: Someone sends you an AOL IM and the AOL servers send it to Apple which then puts a message on your phone to check your AOL AIM app, even though the app wasn't running.


    2) Push E-Mail
    Some e-mail features push e-mail, which means you'll get it when it's sent, not when the iPhond decides to check for new mail.

    Yahoo mail features this. G-Mail now has it IF you set it up using theie 'Exchange' instructions. Most corprate e-mail has push by using Exchange too. MobileMe also has push e-mail, which brings us to:


    3) MobileMe
    A $99-per-year service from Apple that gives you a bunch of stuff including:

    * A xxxx@me.com e-mail address
    * Hard drive space on a virtual 'iDisk' that can be accessed from iPhones and computers.
    * Live over-the-air syncing of contacts and calendars between computers and iPhones. (No USB hookup needed for syncing contacts.)
    * Online photo galleries with direct uploading and downloading from iPhoto plus group photo sharing features.
    * Online iWork document sharing from Pages.
    * Back-to-my-Mac which lets you easily screen share over the internet
    * Find-my-iPhone online locator & remote phone locking

    ...and a bunch of other stuff. That's just the basics. You buy MobileMe if you want all that other stuff, not just for the e-mail. That'd be expensive e-mail.
     

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