updated 03:25 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008
MobileMe updates stopped
After a rocky launch, the MobileMe status page was supposed to be updated "every other day or so," but a new update hasn't been issued in almost two weeks. MobileMe has been experiencing issues since its inception alongside the launch of iPhone 3G and firmware 2.0. After a few weeks of complaints, Apple finally assigned an employee, known in his posts as David G, to keep customers up to speed on what's happening with MobileMe. David wrote three updates, each came two days after the previous as promised. However, since the third update nothing has been posted. On July 29th the updated stated, "We have completed restoring Mail service, including historical messages, to all of the 1% affected." This would lead to the conclusion that it is possible Apple has stopped posting because all of the major errors have been fixed. This, however, is not likely the case as the last update ended with the statement "Next post later this week." Several weeks have now passed with no updates.
The other oddity is that email wasn't the source of problems for customers, yet it was the only topic that was mentioned in the updates by Apple. Forums are still seeing many posts outlining different problems related to MobileMe other features, including push services speed and calendar syncing. It seems as though Apple has gone quiet again.