Thurrott'ling MobileMe: Leaked Apple Memo, Poor Windows Experience?
While noted Windows pundit Paul Thurrott might be an out-of-the-closet iPhone lover, it seems his experiences with, and feelings for, MobileMe have been more towards the negative.
There have certainly been problems with MobileMe, and Apple has reached out to users as Casey posted yesterday. Now Thurrott has a leaked Apple sales note, reportedly sent out to redefine their language in light of these problems:
MobileMe Messaging Update MobileMe messaging is being updated effective immediately. In order to set appropriate expectations with our customers, focus your sales discussion on "automatic sync" rather than "push." Additionally, we will no longer describe MobileMe as "Exchange for the rest of us." When discussing the sync features of MobileMe, you may tell a customer that: Updates between me.com and iPhone or iPod touch will occur in a matter of seconds. Updates between me.com and Macs running Mac OS X Leopard and Windows PCs may take up to 15 minutes when MobileMe is set to sync automatically (Macs running Mac OS X Tiger may experience longer sync times).
Ouch! Want some double-ouch with a hefty side dish of rant? Check out Thurrott's complete post where he focuses on lack of IE7 and Firefox support and, in part, takes David Pogue's iPhone 3G review out for a ride...
Is Thurrott justified given Apple's painful and still botched MobileMe roll-out? Or is he upset the mass-media is still dissing on Vista and wants to throw some fire Apple's way? Little of both?