Exchange Activesync for iPhone
Well, Apple just keeps chopping down objections. Number three on my list was no Exchange sync, so guess what...
My bet is the official announcement comes Thursday. You know, like Chinese water torture...disclose a goody a day. Before long, even I'll be in the one of those ridiculous lines...
- 06-26-2007, 02:45 PM #2
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- 06-26-2007, 03:02 PM #4
I'll believe it when I see it
If, indeed, Apple has licensed EAS, my guess is that it won't be available out of the box on June 29th. If it is already on the phone (or in the box on CD), then why hasn't Apple mentioned it? Surely, they are interested in attracting as many potential buyers as possible, no?
- 06-26-2007, 03:08 PM #5
As the article says, Nokia, MS's biggest competitor, already licenses Exchange Activesync. It only helps MS's highly profitable server business, so they license it to all comers.
Its up to Apple if they want it or not. MS wont say no.
- 06-26-2007, 03:10 PM #6
If true, I hope it goes all the way, and syncs calendar also (tasks and notes aren't important to me)
Interesting quote from a Microsoft rep in that article:
“It’s in Microsoft’s interest for Exchange to be supported as widely as possible, even on what will probably be a CONSUMER-ORIENTED PRODUCT.”
- 06-26-2007, 03:11 PM #7
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- 06-26-2007, 04:42 PM #10
Ah, yes. Mentioned it to Pattycerts when he or she berated and chided me for saying the iPhone would function as a business tool.
Then of course, another onslaught against me for even mentioning such a thing to defend my statement.
- 06-26-2007, 04:46 PM #11
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Mossberg seems to have confirmed this in his review, though I wonder what he means that needs enabling server side.. Could he mean IMAP?including Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, EarthLink and others. It can also handle corporate email using Microsoft’s Exchange system, if your IT department cooperates by enabling a setting on the server.
- 06-26-2007, 08:08 PM #17
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- 06-26-2007, 08:46 PM #21
I would actually consider getting an iphone if it was true, but it very well might just be a rumor. Its strange, when the iphone was first announced I really wanted one. Since then I have lost interest, and still dont think Im ready to give up my blackberry. EAS support would make me think about trying it though. I guess we will find out tommorow if its true.
- 06-26-2007, 08:55 PM #22