MobileMe: old vs. new versions?
i'm extremely interested in purchasing MobileMe for my iPhone 3GS. while searching for the cheapest version out there, 've been finding on Amazon that there are 2 versions of MobileMe. an old 2008 version at $61.49 (Amazon.com: MobileMe [OLD VERSION]: Software) and a NEW 2009 updated version at $99 (Amazon.com: Mobile Me Individual (Updated 2009 Version): Software).
i'm sorry for having to ask this, but i have seen a lot of posts stating there are cheaper versions of MobileMe out there. is this outdated version the 'cheaper' version that's being referred to?? i'd hate to lose out on features by buying the outdated version for my 3GS. from reading the product features on both versions, i fail to see a major difference.
and just so we're clear, i still think MobileMe will be beneficial to me despite only having an iPhone and laptop running Vista. but the price difference between these 2 versions has me concerned and confused.
- 07-17-2009, 09:29 PM #2
do this, you'll get the current software and 60 days free to try it out
I'm fairly certain you can buy a license key anywhere and enter it into the system before your trial ends.
the software they talk about I believe is just the control panel. it also comes with itunes.
- 07-18-2009, 07:03 AM #3
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- 07-18-2009, 07:32 AM #8
You will certainly want to update if you do go with the $61 version. Apple sent out some very good updates in late 2008 for MoMe.
- 07-18-2009, 09:15 AM #10
The thing that prevents me from getting a MoMe account is that I have two very established email addresses that I do not want to change. And while I can easily forward them to MoMe, there is no way to reply from MoMe without the recipients getting that MoMe address. And since I can sync my contacts/calendar to Google for free, MoMe offers nothing other than push receipt without the ability to answer an email. #Fail
- 07-18-2009, 09:47 AM #11
I have gotten a few questions of "Which email do you want me to send this to?". I just tell them that it does not matter. They all end up at the same place. My iPhone! In fact that is what I tell most people that the .Me is my Exchange server. Makes me sound important. Most people buy it and never even think twice about it.
- 07-18-2009, 10:08 AM #12
- 07-18-2009, 11:02 AM #13
I have been a .Me holder since it was .Mac as well. First let me say that you are not wrong chobbs1. There is only one "version" of MoMe. Secondly, I am NOT a programmer type of person, so I am not totally sure how these "cloud" services work as far as updates go. I am merely going off of general software update rules. So if I am wrong, please someone correct me.
But Mome got "updated/improved" late 2008. It was pushed out by the server. It just seems to make since to me that if jglowe74 got a disk that was pre-dated late 2008, that it would not have the "improvements" built into it. The "improvements/updates" would come when he set up his MoMe account and the "improvements/updates" would be pushed out to him. Behind the scenes of course.
THis is my "assumption" why the difference in the price of the two differently dated MoMe account disks. Of course you know what happens when you "A-S-S-U-M-E"!
perhaps a trial of MoMe is in order. then i can always cancel and continue to use Google Sync.
- 07-26-2009, 03:14 PM #15
i asked this same question about mobileme and was directed here. i dont need the software that comes with the packagae only the serial number. so if i'm on the 60 day trial, i'm assuming im running the newest software since i have the find my phone feature. will using the key from a later version affect any of this?
also, as to the replying from your phone with mobile me, just make sure that you have your gmail acct setup on your phone, but set it to manually synch. then go to gmail and forward the mail to your me acct, then click on the option to either delete or archive a copy of your email. now when i reply from a forwarded email from gmail, i just click on the from section and i get a scroll wheel with all my options. i click on the gmail acct and it is sent that way. its kind of an extra step. but it works great for me.
- 07-27-2009, 09:45 PM #17
- 07-27-2009, 09:58 PM #18
Now I'm trying to separate my accounts a little.
- Registration/Memberships (to get the spammers)
- Mod emails (CrackBerry)
- School/Job Opportunities
- 07-27-2009, 10:54 PM #19
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- 07-28-2009, 01:07 AM #22
It's a feature of the phone. If you have them on your device, you can change it to make it that reply to.
- Gmail accnt
- MoMe accnt
If you set them both up on your phone, but have all Gmail being forwarded to MoMe, you can change the from within the iPhone when replying.
- 07-28-2009, 10:15 AM #23
I sat down and looked at this for a long time last night after finishing this thread, and I found where you could do it! Now I feel like a dork. OTOH...it does give another point to MoMe.
I'm still so happy with Google though....
- 07-28-2009, 01:21 PM #24iPhone Nanite
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MobileMe sync security
This question may best be served under a new topic but I will ask here for now...
I'm currently have the 60 day trial going for MobileMe, but I have a serious concern about the security of the sync process. When accessing the account from my desktop computer, the connection to the web site is over a plain HTTP connection. It will not allow me to use HTTPS (i.e. an SSL session). The only time it uses SSL is when I am changing my account preferences.
The problem is that most of the data that moves between the iPhone and the MobileMe servers is very personal information and contains sensitive information (account numbers, addresses, emails, phone numbers, etc.). It is bad enough that the desktop web session is not protected (and I think this is a deal-killer in itself) but I'm wondering if the sync between the iPhone and the MobileMe servers is also unencrypted? And it got me to wondering how must else of the standard iPhone communication applications send personal information over the internet in the clear? I guess since I have third party apps for most (all?) of my communications with my serious accounts at other institutions, it isn't a big deal for other types of sync (however, it becomes a problem to understand just when is the iPhone sending personal data using one of the standard apps over the internet) but it seems to me that if the iPhone syncs with MobileMe the same way the desktop does then one should avoid using MobileMe with any personal data. Which, of course, means MobileMe shouldn't be used at all (since that is it's main purpose).
Is MobileMe sync sending personal data in the clear???
- 07-29-2009, 07:53 PM #25