After numerous complaints Apple has been forced to fix over 27 bugs in Mobile Me after user complained of data-transfer and storage allocation problems as well as logging in and out issues. However instead of announing the upgrade to the Mobile Me service Apple chose to only post the news on a Mobile Me support page with some users claiming that the Company was seriously embarrased by the “poor quality of their software”.
Steve Jobs in in an e-mail sent to employees said: “The launch of MobileMe was not our finest hour. MobileMe was simply not up to Apple’s standards and it clearly needed more time and testing. There are several things we could have done better.”
The software and MobileMe service which Apple charges a seperate fee for has struggled for several months.
According to Macworld the new fixes include improvements for MobileMe Contacts, the re-enablement of the ability to export vCards from MobileMe contacts. better accuracy of MobileMe data-transfer details; addressing an inaccuracy in used storage in a Group iDisk; and improved storage allocation menu for family pack sub-accounts. In addition, a Clicking Logout from Account now fully logs users out of MobileMe.
MobileMe mail upgrades include the resolution of an issue when attempting to Reply All to some messages; improved performance in Internet Explorer 7; and the resolution of several issues with Keyboard Shortcuts that are not “behaving” as expected, in addition to other mail fixes.
Fixes for MobileMe Calendar include better performance in Mozilla Firefox 3 when switching views; improved calendar performance with reoccurring events; and a resolution of an issue in which event editors were only partially displayed in some browsers that had required a refresh.