What You’ve All Been Waiting For
Today at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco Apple announced that the new iPhone’s 2.0 Software will have Microsoft® Exchange. So, for all you business types, you can now have push email, push contacts, push calendar, auto-discovery of your exchange server, global address look-up, and remote wipe if your iPhone is lost or stolen. They’ve also added secure VPN services from Cisco and other network services demanded by the Enterprise market. Everything that Apple was told Enterprise users want, they’ve built in.
And for the rest of us, they are introducing MobileMe – “Exchange for the rest of us” – to replace the .mac service. Those who already have .mac accounts will automatically be upgraded. I’m certainly going to keep my $99 yearly subscription so I can sync my two macs and iPhone, all in real time.
Oh, did I mention the iPhone’s new price of $199 for the 8GB model? They go on sale July 11th.
Please note, my birthday is July 10. *hint, hint*