In a previous post from Nazaroth where, after trying the 2 month free trial, he explained why he was more discontent and angry with MobileMe than any other program, he didn’t make MobileMe sound like it’s worth anything near $99. While he enjoyed using the contacts feature, aspects such as the unreliability of emails, too much spam being accepted into the inbox, and the sluggishness of the online storage uploads convinced him that “it would be against all logic to ever bother paying $99 for [it]”.

     According to an Apple support document, many previous problems have been fixed. It doesn’t look like the problems Nazaroth noticed have been addressed, but many other things have been corrected:

Sync

  • Contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac sync automatically within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at www.me.com; Mac OS X 10.5.6 is required
  • Resolved an issue that could cause some contacts to temporarily disappear on iPhone or iPod touch when syncing with MobileMe over an intermittent network connection; iPhone Software 2.2 is required to take full advantage of this
  • Reduces inconsistent data alerts when syncing contacts and calendars between a computer (Mac or PC) and the MobileMe cloud

Mail

  • Improves reliability of new email notifications on an iPhone/iPod touch
  • Messages just deleted on iPhone, iPod touch, or a desktop mail application now update more quickly on webmail
  • Improves startup time for webmail when message preview is enabled
  • Addresses an issue that could cause inconsistency between the time stamp for messages in MobileMe Mail and the account’s time zone setting

Calendar

  • Resolves an issue that caused some recurring events to have an incorrect number of recurrences
  • Resolves an issue that caused certain events to reflect incorrect international time zone or Daylight Saving Time settings

Login

  • The login page no longer removes your member name if you mistype your password
  • Tabbing between login fields is now supported

Account

  • Resolves an issue that prevented some members from purchasing a Family Pack upgrade

 

     If you aren’t really sure what MobileMe is all about, here is Apples description:

     “MobileMe (www.me.com) is a subscription service that provides web applications and services such as email, contacts and calendar management, photo sharing, and online document storage that you can manage and access wherever you are. You can use MobileMe on your Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPod touch.”

      To learn more about MobileMe, visit Apple’s MobileMe Guided Tour page. You can also try the 60-day MobileMe trial. Don’t forget to cancel before the 60 days are up or you’ll incur a $99 charge each year.