updated 09:55 am EDT, Fri July 11, 2008
MobileMe launch problems
Despite its formal activation yesterday, users have been experiencing persistent problems trying to access Apple's MobileMe service, reports say. Problems began when the company shifted its scheduled downtime for the .Mac/MobileMe transition, moving the end of it to 2AM Thursday. A lack of access continued throughout the day for many customers, however, and as of Friday morning in the US the service is still not fully functional.
Apple has acknowledged the problems by posting a status update, which says that while the "transition is underway," it is "taking longer than expected." Functions such as Sync, iDisk and Back to My Mac are said to be working properly, but issues remain with mail, and web applications are missing entirely.
The service is not yet open to new users.