Friday, May 9, 2008

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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