Experiencing iCal sync problems with MobileMe? You are not alone!

Hello , hello, there seems to be some problems with syncing iCal calendars with MobileMe, and it isn’t just one or two people either. Actually it is so widespread that Apple has posted a knowledge base article (#TS1213) about the issue titled “MobileMe: Syncing calendar subscriptions.”

In the post Apple acknowledges “unexpected results” when syncing iCal data with MobileMe, including the following symptoms:

When syncing subscription calendars between a Mac and a Microsoft Windows-based PC: Subscription calendars do not appear in Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007– When syncing subscription calendars between a Mac and MobileMe Calendar: Subscription calendars do not appear on MobileMe Calendar — When syncing subscription calendars between a Mac and an iPhone/iPod touch wirelessly via MobileMe Sync: Subscription calendars do not appear in your iPhone/iPod touch.

But hang on, it does stop there:

When syncing subscription calendars from a Mac OS X 10.5-based Mac to a Mac OS X 10.4-based Mac: If the calendar is not set to automatically refresh, the subscribed calendar may not automatically download the calendar events when first opening iCal in Mac OS X 10.4.– When syncing subscription calendars between two Mac OS X 10.5-based Macs: After adding a calendar subscription on one Mac and syncing to MobileMe, events for that calendar may not download on the second Mac until you open iCal. As a result, if you are syncing a device (iPhone, iPod touch, and so forth) via iTunes with the second computer, the calendar subscription events may not sync with that device until after you open iCal at least once to download the events.

Seems Apple are still experiencing problems doesn’t it, one wonders if they actually put any thought at all into preparing for the iPhone 3G, AppStore, and MobileMe launch?

Source — blogs.zdnet

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