updated 06:40 pm EDT, Fri July 18, 2008
Apple puts MobileMe on Win
Apple has quietly slipped a MobileMe preference pane into Windows Vista, and allegedly on some versions of XP, for users who have the latest version of iTunes installed on their computers. Blogger Steve Clayton notes that while exploring Vista's Control Panel, a MobileMe preference pane was found at the very bottom, even though he is not an existing MobileMe customer. Users who wish to use the latest versions of Nike+ gear or iPhone/iPod touch 2.0 are required to have iTunes 7.7.
The move comes several months after Apple was spotted pushing Safari installs to Windows users across its Software Update application, even if the browser did not initially exist on the user's machine. The ploy was said to triple usage of the Apple-made web browser on the Windows platform.