“Apple Inc.’s new data synching service got off to a rocky start Thursday, as some users were denied access to their accounts just hours before the next-generation iPhone is slated to go on sale,” Jessica Mintz reports for The Associated Press.
“MobileMe, as the $99-per-year service is called, will let people view, update and sync e-mails, calendar appointments and contacts across iPhones, Macs and Windows PCs. Like its predecessor, Apple’s .Mac, MobileMe also lets users store and share files over the Internet,” Mintz reports.
“Existing .Mac users got word via the .Mac home page earlier in the week that the site would be offline from evening until midnight Wednesday, as their data was moved over to the MobileMe system,” Mintz reports. “But by Thursday afternoon, blogs devoted to Apple news and rumors were clogged with messages from people who couldn’t log on to either account using their Web browser.”
Mintz reports, “Apple did not detail exactly what had gone wrong. ‘The MobileMe transition is underway but is taking longer than expected,’ Bill Evans, an Apple spokesman, said in an interview. ‘The new Web applications are not yet online, but the rest of the service is up and running.'”
Full article here.
Relax. It’s just the Web app component — the rest of MobileMe is running — and this ain’t Microsoft we’re talking about here*. With Apple, good things come to those who wait.
*Microsoft’s Windows Vista: Five years for a chrome-plated turd – January 30, 2007