Apple’s Sync Strategy Finally Arriving?

Rumor: .Mac relaunch to coincide with iPhone 2.0?

According to our little birdy, .Mac could undergo the following changes as soon as next month:

Full over-the-air syncing including calendars, contacts, and email (similar to Exchange)

.Mac syncing on Windows

I guess things just take longer than I expect.

But I’ve been waiting

Apple has its own sync program: iSync.

Apple could expand it into a sync-anything program that would transfer many kinds of files between an iPhone, a desktop Mac, and a Foleo-like Flash RAM-based “satellite Mac.”

Where the Foleo concentrates on email sync, a “satellite Mac” would not be so choosy. Apple’s iSync could be a sync slut, permitting anything — text, spreadsheet, photo, audio, maybe even short video — to move seamlessly between Bluetooth and WiFi-capable Apple devices.

Plus, just as it did with the Safari browser, Apple could develop and release — for free! — a PC version of iSync.

… and waiting

Yeah, you’ll iSync files back and forth from these smaller MacBooks to a Mac (and maybe even PC) desktop. Think of it as iTunes For Your Other Files.

… and waiting

5) iSync being enhanced

… for Apple to reveal syncing. It’s going to be very important to them.


iSync: Key Apple Ingredient

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4 Comments on “Apple’s Sync Strategy Finally Arriving?”

  1. sblagoue Says:

    Apple’s Sync Strategy Finally Arriving? Please, let it be so. I’ve never been as frustrated as I was when I bought an iPhone and found out I couldn’t do any of the stuff I could do with my Windows Mobile phone: over-the-air syncing, syncing to multiple iCals, etc. etc. I can’t believe Apple left all this stuff out. I hope iPhone 2.0 addresses some of it or that some guy with the SDK will fix it for us. Right now, with apps like Goosync, the Windows phones have got the advantage. I hate hooking my iPhone up to my MacBook. I need OTA, and I need it now.

    Steve
    http://www.iphonebysteve.com


  2. Finally! Been waiting a long time to get iSync working.

  3. mikecane Says:

    I’m not sure what Apple has announced is the finished thing yet. MobileMe glaringly lacks the ability to, for example, sync/backup music files.

    September will probably bring more features.

  4. Scott Says:

    Not sure I would want to Sync my iTunes library Mike ( over 110Gb ! )


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