Will Apple Drop MobileMe as we know it?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Advance The Man, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

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    If Apple cannot make push work as they explained and 'showed' us, will they drop it, water it down to a .mac version?

    Each week that goes by with no major fix tarnishes their reputation. There may come a time where they should throw in the towel and just say they couldn't do it. Give back the $$ to all who have paid for the service and offer a free service that they can slowly upgrade.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Umm, I'm gonna have to go with No on that one.
     
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I think they'll stick with it and make it work, in addition to offering features that have never been mentioned.
     
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Won't happen. Already took too much of a black eye. I haven't had any real problems with the service besides the first few days.
     
  5. Advance The Man thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not get rid of it - if it were a free service, it is still a selling feature for iPhone and computer products.
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    They wont make it free. It was a paid service long before they offered push, so even if they scrapped push (which they wont) it still wouldn't be free.
     
  7. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I actually hope they do not make it free. Do not like advertising paid for products. I would prefer that they make it a premier service at a reasonable price. I used Yahoo Push Email for my v1 iPhone for the 1st year (and it took about 3 months to get working correctly). After a while I decided to pay the $20 per year for the Mail Plus Version (no advertising and added features). I would been happy to pay even more for OTA Sync of Calendar and Contacts. Of course if they had that I would not be using MobileMe now. Maybe that is why Yahoo is not doing so well. Really lost opportunity.
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I don't think they will.

    Technically, what they haven't implemented is the simplest thing to implement out of the whole service.

    I would expect some serious work on the service by the end of the year (and they've already made a few noticeable changes).
     
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    They've bought themselves more time to fix things with the latest 60 days of free service. They won't get rid of it and they won't start offering it for free.

    They'll just fix it and make it work like it's supposed to. I'm not so sure it will even take the rest of the year to do that.
     
  10. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I HIGHLY doubt Apple will give up, what would that say?
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Am I mistaken, or didn't SJ say that they would make it better by the end of the year?

    If so, that's still 4 months away. Plenty of time to make improvements.

    I bet we will see a slide or two on MobileMe's progress at the next MWSF.
     

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