Steve Jobs: MobileMe to ‘get a lot better in 2011’

Apple Online StoreEric Slivka reports for MacRumors, “One MacRumors reader frustrated by his experiences with MobileMe emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs to share his dissatisfaction and to inquire whether improvements might be coming to the service. Jobs reportedly replied, claiming that MobileMe will ‘get a lot better in 2011.'”

Q: I love my iPad and iPhone4 and am a huge fan of yours and all that Apple does. I desperately want to stay inside of Apple’e ecosystem as much as possible. However, MobileMe is making it very difficult for me to do so. Unreliable/unpredictable syncing, creating duplicate entries (sometimes scores of them), etc. It’s almost unusable. And I know from forums (including Apple’s own support boards) that I am not the only one experiencing these very real and frustrating problems. Please tell me it will get better, and soon?

A: Yes, it will get a lot better in 2011.

Sent from my iPhone

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S.” for the heads up.]


  1. I must be lucky or something but can’t say I have had any problems with MobileMe except when i initially got my iPhone and had a problem with double entries. A resync fixed that problem as I recall.

  2. @ mobile al

    You are absolutely correct. I am embarrassed to have business emails coming from my iPad because I cannot change the address. Please give us the ability to choose the return address we wish.

  3. I’ve been with mobile me for quite a long time, and I can say it is definitely getting better. I am very pleased they have continued to add value over the years, and the best part is every time I upgrade my mac and iphone.. and now ipad- it’s pretty seamless.

    I have a super fast internet connection- which helps immensely with iDisk. IF you have a slow internet connection- idisk will be somewhat slow.

    Oddly- my GF has dupe sin iCal (i don’t). I will refrain from sexist user jokes tho. I need to get laid today ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />.

  4. it bloody well get better. now that the iphone location is free to non MobileMe subscribers, i’m essentially paying $100 per year for an email address and some dodgy syncing. they should drip the price to $29.95 and shore up the cloud stuff.

  5. never had any problem with syncing calendar
    not sure what the fuss is about
    however, I do think the data storage aspect of MobileMe is slow with a capital S sometimes and the heavy javascript interface is not helpful especially if you are connecting using someone else’s slow PC – very tough to stomach

  6. I gave up using MobilMe for syncing after I developed dozens of duplicates of EACH entry in my Address Book. It made the Address Book on my iPad and iPhone unusable. Even worse, there seems to be no obvious way to get rid of them and start over. For $99 per year it’s a complete rip-off. Apple’s absolute worst piece of software and an embarrassing failure in my eyes.

  7. I have never had any duplicate entries from MobileMe.

    I have had many clients duplicate their device entries by sync though both MobileMe and iTunes.

    My problems with MobileMe:

    1. addresses (I still have a address)

    2. Can get same functions from other sources for free.

    3. Slow iDisk (even with fast internet connections).

    4. Price point is still too high.

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