Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 Snow Leopard Server Not Playing Nicely with iPhone?

Ars Technica puts font to screen explaining how, even after the jump to version 10.5 Snow Leopard (and several updates), Apple's own Mac OS X Server still fails to integrate push notification and other compatibility for the iPhone:

The iPhone's e-mail, contact, and calendar features integrate poorly into a Mac OS X Server environment, and even after Snow Leopard Server's (SLS) release, they continue to lack instant push delivery capabilities for e-mail, contacts, and calendars to an iPhone from a Mac server. Irony of ironies, the iPhone works better in a Microsoft Exchange world than with Apple’s own server.

Mind boggling. Read the whole article for the technical details and if you're Apple, let's get that fixed, shall we?

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10 Comments
  • 1st..... Always
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Snow Leopard ?!?! 10.6 is Snow Leopard, 10.5 is only Leopard.
  • i bet the 4 companies around the world that are using apple server software are concerned.
  • @adam: Hey! I heard that!
    I love my Xserves ;-) then again, we are running Zimbra under Mac OS X Server--the iPhone's EAS implementation makes it a dream client with Zimbra.
    Zimbra Zimbra Zimbra. LOVE it.
  • D'oh! Can't count any more. Fixed. Thanks.
  • @adam: Nice attempt at teh snark, but overall a failure. OS X Server is a lot more commonly used than you'd think.
  • @adam 4 companies. Right. I'd rather run a server based off of Unix any day of the week over a Windows server.
    Thanks for contributing.
    And for those who actually care. I've tried using Kerio Mailserver to execute this function. It worked pretty well. But it kind of defeats the point of having an Open Directory because everything is based off of email accounts.
  • leave adam alone he's just a 14 year old who feels he knows everything.
  • This latest version finally takes part in the 64-bit architecture, allowing applications to have more than 4 GiB of RAM (if you possessed them of course), which was used for greedy software mostly. It appears that increased compatibility with social networking services have guided the development of this latest version. You can get the complete specifications on http://www.techarena.in/review/22152-mac-os-x-snow-leopard-review.htm. Its very useful.
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