MobileMe: Apple Apologizes Again

Just received this MobileMe Update "pushed" straight to my iPhone, courtesy of the "MobileMe Team":

We have already made many improvements to MobileMe, but we still have many more to make. To recognize our users' patience, we are giving every MobileMe subscriber as of today a free 60 day extension. This is in addition to the one month extension most subscribers have already received. We are working very hard to make MobileMe a great service we can all be proud of. We know that MobileMe's launch has not been our finest hour, and we truly appreciate your patience as we turn this around. Read this article for more details.

What's the bottom line? The key data is August 19, 2008 at 0:00 Pacific Daylight Time. If you were on a free 60 day trial at that point, you're getting another 60 days for 120 days (4 months total). If you were already a paying customer as of that date, even if you already received ONE MONTH FREE back on July 16, you're getting another TWO MONTHS FREE, for a grand total of THREE MONTHS FREE!

At $99 per year, three months is $25 worth of Apple-a-culpa for us right there. (And given MobileMe's millions of users, an incredibly big charge for Apple on the quarter).

Personally, I had very few problems, so I'd like to hear from one of the famous 1%, or any readers for whom MobileMe has been a complete failure thus far. What do you think of Apple's latest gift of flowers and candy? All kissed and made up? Or is MobileMe still sleeping on the sofa?