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.Mac down on July 9, MobileMe up July 10

updated 12:25 am EDT, Tue July 8, 2008

dotMac down MobileMe up

Apple has officially announced its launch of MobileMe - the service it intends to replace its platform-specific .Mac - by setting the launch date at midnight July 10th (Pacific), following a short downtime from 6PM PT the preceding day, July 9th. The note, posted in the .Mac service bulletin, informs users that while the update will cause users to lose access to almost all operations, they will be able to access their email through a desktop application, or an iPhone/iPod touch.

MobileMe is set to help Apple appeal to a wider audience with its online services, and couple them with enterprise-level features, such as Push syncing, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support.

While users will gain several new features, Apple will kill several of the .Mac suite's less-popular options, such as iCards, and Web Bookmarks.




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  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Mac Me

    The name sounds a bit Windowish to me, e.g., My Computer, My Photos, etc. Let's see what it has to offer.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -7

    idiots

    Six Hours?

    What is it with Apple. Are they completely incapable of switching over to new server software without interrupting service?

    Then again, we are talking about a company that has to close its online store when they go to have a keynote.

  1. manleycreative

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    And...

    "What is it with Apple. Are they completely incapable of switching over to new server software without interrupting service?"

    Better than throwing a new OS out there that wasn't ready for primetime and is so bad the company had to revert to selling the last version due to demand.

    Silly troll, quips are for dips.

  1. macgeek83

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    2.0 Firmware

    So do you think that we will get Firmware 2.0 with Mobile Me?

  1. moldyapples

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Hmmmm...

    As of now (Tue, 3pm) I can't access my .Mac web site..

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    Question

    Looking at the web site, I see that iLife 08 will still be supported. What about us lowlifes still using iLife 06? Is this one of those famed forced upgrades from Apple? (and while it says 10.4.11 is supported, does that mean fully supported on all the push c***?).

  1. bonaccij

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Nooot Quite

    So, it is 7:27 AM here in NYC... my mobile me account is still not up. Looks like the 6 hour time frame got a little fackacked.....

  1. Ikon

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    delayed

    Sorry guys, it seems like mobile me is delayed till October.

    My sources didn't reveal more details… so it might turn out to be October 2007 in which case we will be experienced users all at the sudden.

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