Everything started pear shaped immediately upon launch, with eager early adopters complaining that either they could not login to the service or they could not sync with their new iPhone when they had. Emails mysteriously vanished into the ether never to be seen again, the great 'push' which promised instant BlackBerry-alike synchronisation turned out to be more of a slow 'pull' with reports of 15 minute delays when syncing computers with the cloud.
Apple responded to the online storm of protests by sending out an email to MobileMe users last week apologising for the launch hiccups and pretty much admitting that perhaps it was a little over enthusiastic in its use of 'push' to describe the service.
"While all email, contact or calendar changes on the iPhone and the web apps are immediately synced to and from the MobileMe cloud" Apple said "changes made on a PC or Mac take up to 15 minutes to sync with the cloud and your other devices."
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