updated 11:25 pm EDT, Tue August 12, 2008
iPhone lacks part of push
Apple's torrent of complaints regarding its new MobileMe internet suite are now gearing towards inherent flaws in the system, rather than accessibility issues which seem to have subsided. A forum post on Apple's discussion boards revealed that "read" message status changes, delete, reply-to, and move commands do not function with Push, with a technical document indicating that users must manually check their mail in order to receive updates.
The revelation comes as a shock to forum-goers, who expressed disappointment with Apple over its alluding to full Push support for all iPhone users through Mobile Me.
In addition to being misled, some users are reporting bugs regarding status flags. One user writes that as a day-one customer of MobileMe, they have experienced flags that will not disappear from the iPhone's mail icon, despite maintaining an empty inbox.
The document also says that status will update when a new email message is pushed to the iPhone, in addition to entering the mail client.
Apple was running a status update blog for MobileMe in its first few rocky weeks, but seemed to forget about it, as there has yet to be another post after its third on July 29th. The cessation comes after Eddie Cue, notable for his striking resemblance to CEO Steve Jobs' management style, took the reigns of the ailing online suite.