Steve Jobs Keynote at WWDC 2008 reveals new mobileme (me.com) for Apple iPhones
Today at the WWDC 2008 Keynote conference Steve Jobs revealed that Apple is to launch a brand new service called MobileMe (me.com), we have already told you about this news earlier (See Here), but thought we would give you the official news with more details.
This new service will provide contacts, push mail and calendar data, in easy to follow terms this means that you can synchronize your personal data across multiple computers and devices and the service works with both Windows and OS X, which to put it in easier terms than that means you can synchronize your Mac, PC, and iPhone. This new service will work with Mac’s Mail.app, iCal, and Address book plus on Windows the service will indeed sync with Outlook; in addition to RIM data you will be able to use MobileMe to syncrhonize photos from your iPhone, which is a fantastic idea.
Apple’s Phil Schiller demonstrated the new service at WWDC this morning, showing you email gets pushed to all devices in a matter of seconds. There are also web based versions of the applications that look like desktop apps, including a photo application that looks like iPhoto.
The service will replace .Mac, and current .Mac users will automatically be upgraded to MobileMe. For new customers, the service will cost $99 per year for 20GB of online storage. There’s a 60 day free trial available as well. MobileMe isn’t live yet, but will be available at Me.com soon.