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anto111ka Calculating status...
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Jun 7, 2011 3:14 AM

Whats future of iphone 3g with iCloud?

Can we use calendar, @me.com and other fuctionals? What other functionals ll be availible? Thanx.

iPhone 3G, iOS 4.2
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,685 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 4:35 AM (in response to anto111ka)

    It is unlikely that a future exists as iCloud, based on what I saw is tied to iOS5.

    Since the 3G does not get iOS5, there is no future for it.

     

    Time to upgrade that 3 year old device. 

  • David J. Downs Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2011 10:17 AM (in response to diesel vdub)

    diesel vdub wrote:

     

    Since the 3G does not get iOS5, there is no future for it.

     

    Time to upgrade that 3 year old device. 

     

    While I am sure you are proud of yourself for this flippant and completely unhelpful remark, what about those of us who have no control over when the device is upgraded (e.g., devices provided by employers)?

     

    Are you suggesting it is fine for Apple to intentionally break functionality to force users to upgrade their hardware?

     

    (And before you reply that Apple isn't intentionally breaking any functionality, let me state definitively that if a feature works one day, the company flips a switch, and now the feature no longer works, that is the definition of intentionally breaking functionality.)

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,360 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to David J. Downs)

    Yes

  • jakudo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    In my opinion, I don't understand, why the iCloud (calendar, contacts, mail) shouldn't work on iPhone 3G. MobileMe worked well on my iPhone 3G and that's basically the same service, isn't it? Now I bought iPad 2 and don't have enough money for buying iPhone 4 because of syncing the calendar and contacts...

  • David J. Downs Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 2:31 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Wrong.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 5:32 PM (in response to David J. Downs)

    If you have MobileMe then everything will continue to work until June 30, 2012. If you do not use MobileMe then nothing has been turned off and the 3G will continue to function as it is today.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,685 points)
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    Jun 7, 2011 5:52 PM (in response to David J. Downs)

    If you are a MobileMe subscriber currently, then you got an email from Apple that explains exactly what will happen.

     

    Since MobileMe is being shut down on June 30, 2012, all MobileMe related functionality will cease to exist at that point.  For devices running iOS 5, iCloud will replace MobileMe.

     

    Because the 3G will not be getting iOS 5, it will have no MobileMe like functionality.

    You are welcome to argue that Apple is taking away functionality, but keep in mind that MobileMe is a subscription service.  ALL MobileMe subscriptions are terminated on June 30, 2012.  Apple is not taking away functionality, they are simply no longer making the subscription service available.

  • David J. Downs Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 12:43 PM (in response to diesel vdub)

    diesel vdub wrote:

     

    You are welcome to argue that Apple is taking away functionality, but keep in mind that MobileMe is a subscription service.  ALL MobileMe subscriptions are terminated on June 30, 2012.  Apple is not taking away functionality, they are simply no longer making the subscription service available.

     

    Wow, have you applied to work for Apple?  Because you could easily become a Public Relations executive with DoubleSpeak capabilities like these! 

  • marco00168 Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2011 3:04 AM (in response to anto111ka)

    Gmail is far better with it's documents that can be seen via browser and don't have to be downloaded. Also Picasa web album is infinitely better than the MobileMe foto album. The only thign that let me hold on to MobileMe was the over the air sync with Outlook. I guess I will look into getting google contacts into my 3G iPhone and then goodbye to MobileMe and its annual fee.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Jun 12, 2011 7:39 AM (in response to marco00168)

    Glad you came to that decision. Oh wait, actually you didn't since MM is going away and you couldn't continue it anyway.

     

    You may like Picassa better but it had one thing I didn't like: advertisements. Same with the other "free" services.

  • krammark Calculating status...
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    Jun 15, 2011 3:44 PM (in response to marco00168)

    If you are on gmail you should definately setup your google contacts to sync. Set them as an Exchange ActiveSync with m.google.com as the server. It's the best. You can add/change contacts in either your google mail or iphone. Plus you can look in your google contacts online to get a number, which is more help than you can imagine. I used to keep all my phone numbers on the phone and email addresses in gmail. Then a year ago I switched to having them all in one place. It's so much better.

     

    - mark -

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