Jobs not keen on MobileMe either

I have a Mac, it’s my main computer at home. I’ve always wondered what the attraction of the MobileMe service is/was. It just doesn’t offer enough to justify the cost – to me it’s way overpriced.

Considering with my Android phone I get automatic email, calendar and contacts sync’ing between the online services, my Mac at home plus my phone FOR FREE I have to wonder why anyone would pay $100 for a year of providing this service is just beyond me.

Apparently Jobs also felt the same way when the service was launched, according to some recent quotes talking about the MobileMe development team: “You’ve tarnished Apple’s reputation…” apparently Jobs said, “You should hate each other for having let each other down”. Wow. Ok. So you don’t like MobileMe? Guess I’m not the only one..

Macs – not just for content creators anymore

The interesting thing about Apple’s focus on iOS development, the iPhone and the iPad is that the focus and push on these devices is clearly focused at ‘content consumption’ and not ‘content creation’ that Macs have been traditionally known for.

Think back over the years, the Mac as a desktop computer has always been known as ‘the’ choice for content creation, especially media rich content. Now they’ve got both sides of the equation covered, and have devices for content creators and content consumers.

Given the overwhelming success in sales of the iPhone and the iPad, I wonder whether internally Apple is thinking that their future is more focused on new content consumption type devices like the iPad, or if they will consciously keep their foot on both sides of the fence and cater for both types of consumer?