“In an internal e-mail sent to Apple employees [last] evening, Steve Jobs admitted that MobileMe was launched too early and ‘not up to Apple’s standards.’ The e-mail, seen by Ars Technica, acknowledges MobileMe’s flaws and what could have been done to better handle the launch. In addition to needing more time and testing, Jobs believes that Apple should have rolled MobileMe’s services out slowly instead of launching it ‘as a monolithic service.’ For example, over-the-air iPhone syncing could have gone up initially, then web apps one by one (Mail, Calendar, etc.),” Jacqui Cheng reports for Ars Technica.

“Jobs goes on. ‘It was a mistake to launch MobileMe at the same time as iPhone 3G, iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store,’ he says. ‘We all had more than enough to do, and MobileMe could have been delayed without consequence,'” Cheng reports.

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Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider, “The Apple co-founder also announced changes to the company’s management structure that will see Eddy Cue, formally vice president of iTunes, oversee all Internet-related services, including the iTunes, the App Store, and Mobile Me. Cue will now report directly to Jobs.”

“‘The MobileMe launch clearly demonstrates that we have more to learn about Internet services,’ Jobs told employees. ‘And learn we will. The vision of MobileMe is both exciting and ambitious, and we will press on to make it a service we are all proud of by the end of this year,'” Lane reports.

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Jobs states the obvious. Let’s hope Apple learns from this going forward. Users of Apple products expect and deserve better. Also, there are quite enough detractors out there conjuring up Apple “problems.” To hand them a real one – one that could easily have been avoided, no less – was a mistake.