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fraggot

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Since I do not own an iPad, I do know a lot of your MacRumor users out there do.

I was curious, can you access me.com from Safari or are they not allowing that on the iPad either?

If someone could test it for me and if they're feeling really generous they could provide some screenshots of what does show up.

Thanks.
 

lotusindigo

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If they didn't, it would be the most senseless thing I've ever seen. MobileMe is THEIR product.
 

DaveGee

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Since I do not own an iPad, I do know a lot of your MacRumor users out there do. I was curious, can you access me.com from Safari or are they not allowing that on the iPad either? If someone could test it for me and if they're feeling really generous they could provide some screenshots of what does show up.
I have to ask...

Why would you even THINK the iPad couldn't visit www.me.com??

Since, as the previous poster already said it's an APPLE owned service (was www.mac.com) and of course the iPad would have full access... You certainly don't think Apple is using any flash on that site do you or would roll out a product that couldn't interact with it? Especially since it is one of the ways you can choose to sync many Apple products to all have the same contacts, appointments, etc.
 

faffoo

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Nope!

Since I do not own an iPad, I do know a lot of your MacRumor users out there do.

I was curious, can you access me.com from Safari or are they not allowing that on the iPad either?

If someone could test it for me and if they're feeling really generous they could provide some screenshots of what does show up.

Thanks.
Hi there,

I dont have an iPad but did try it out on the iPad simulator. It redirects to an iPad page that is similar to iPhone start page. Attached below.

Utterly stupid in my opinion!

Faffoo
 

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Phil A.

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I have to ask...

Why would you even THINK the iPad couldn't visit www.me.com??

Since, as the previous poster already said it's an APPLE owned service (was www.mac.com) and of course the iPad would have full access... You certainly don't think Apple is using any flash on that site do you or would roll out a product that couldn't interact with it? Especially since it is one of the ways you can choose to sync many Apple products to all have the same contacts, appointments, etc.
Er, maybe because the iPhone / iPod touch is blocked from accessing the MobileMe website?
It's always annoyed me that you can't access the MobileMe site from an iPhone because there are some things you can only do from the site (such as renewing, upgrading, managing mail folders, setting rules, aliases, etc) and whilst it would make sense to allow access from the bigger iPad screen, it appears it may well not be possible
 

yyy

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FYI, with Safari you can cause any web page to "think" you're using an iPad:

1. Open Safari Preferences and click the Advanced tab. Then Select the "Show the Develop menu item..." option.

2. Click the Develop menu item in your menu bar and select User Agent -> Other.

3. In the popup text box enter:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10
When I attempt to visit the me.com page it sends me to this page: http://www.me.com/ipad_welcome/en/
 

Goldfrapp

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I bet when/if they release a 13-inch iPad, it'll still redirect to the crippled me.com page. Ridiculous!
 

aaquib

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FYI, with Safari you can cause any web page to "think" you're using an iPad:

1. Open Safari Preferences and click the Advanced tab. Then Select the "Show the Develop menu item..." option.

2. Click the Develop menu item in your menu bar and select User Agent -> Other.

3. In the popup text box enter:



When I attempt to visit the me.com page it sends me to this page: http://www.me.com/ipad_welcome/en/
Does this mean that if I go on sites like NyTimes on desktop Safari, it'll actually be loading HTML5 as opposed to their flash counterparts?
 

DaveGee

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Er, maybe because the iPhone / iPod touch is blocked from accessing the MobileMe website?
Wow... I stand fully corrected... Sorry I was just making normal assumptions that ... are very much wrong. Strange but somehow a small part of me doesn't exactly find this news so shocking after all... :D

Apologies for posting without checking... :eek:
 

yyy

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Does this mean that if I go on sites like NyTimes on desktop Safari, it'll actually be loading HTML5 as opposed to their flash counterparts?
Doesn't work with NYTimes or CNN but does work with vimeo or times.com
 

Phil A.

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Wow... I stand fully corrected... Sorry I was just making normal assumptions that ... are very much wrong. Strange but somehow a small part of me doesn't exactly find this news so shocking after all... :D

Apologies for posting without checking... :eek:
:) No worries - it does stand as one of Apple's stranger decisions IMO!
 

PlayHard

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Wow... I stand fully corrected... Sorry I was just making normal assumptions that ... are very much wrong. Strange but somehow a small part of me doesn't exactly find this news so shocking after all... :D

Apologies for posting without checking... :eek:
Hey DaveGee, I'm very impressed. It takes a mature person to admit when he's made a mistake. I'm so tired of reading these threads with folks who can't seem to do that and what's worse, they attack instead of just admitting they were wrong. You're restoring my faith in these forums. :)
 

fraggot

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Well that's just lame, there's no reason to why you shouldn't be able to access it.

Thanks to everyone who checked for me, Apple does enjoy crippling their services.

If/When I do get an iPad I don't know if I'd want my e-mail setup for the Mail application simply so people won't be nosey and look through my stuff. I'd prefer just go to safari and check it that way.
 

Fireproof!

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FYI, with Safari you can cause any web page to "think" you're using an iPad:

1. Open Safari Preferences and click the Advanced tab. Then Select the "Show the Develop menu item..." option.

2. Click the Develop menu item in your menu bar and select User Agent -> Other.

3. In the popup text box enter:



When I attempt to visit the me.com page it sends me to this page: http://www.me.com/ipad_welcome/en/
Can you do the opposite on the ipad and force me.com to "think" you are NOT on an iPad to get to the main site?
 

Mr Skills

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You certainly don't think Apple is using any flash on that site do you or would roll out a product that couldn't interact with it?
Actually, there is Flash on the MobileMe site. Install Click2Flash then try and use the iDisk web uploader. And I don't think that's the only place.
 

yyy

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Can you do the opposite on the ipad and force me.com to "think" you are NOT on an iPad to get to the main site?
Probably not and I guess that even if you could it wouldn't be displayed correctly.