For me, I went to iCal>preferences>account>+
Then choose Caldev from the drop down
Enter your me.com address
Then let software find your account.
If p02-caldev.icloud.com doesn't work, apparently you can try p03-caldev etc
Remember, you must have migrated your MobileMe account to iCloud first. The calendar is on iCloud.com as opposed to me.com
Hope that helps.
Have a look at my other links below. As I said... Managed to get calendar, mail and address books to sync on my iPhone 3G. Managed to get calendar and mail to sync on Snow Leopard but not contacts which is a bind! Hoping that apple provide a patch soon otherwise I will be moving to google or Microsoft 365.
Good luck :)
Because I don't want to purchase the Lion software, Is it possible to make my contacts sync using similar format/method as your suggestion on making the calendar sync (which worked beautifully!!)? My contacts also stopped syncing w/ my Mac as soon as I did the ios5 update on my Iphone because I am don't have the Lion software.
Well I hate to say it, but maybe Apple is getting a little too big for their britches. Don't get me wrong, I love my iMac (first generation Intel Based system) and my iPhone. However, let's look at what they are doing:
1) Lion is required to sync with iCloud
2) Lion won't run on older Intel Based iMacs
3) Apple has left Rosetta out of Lion (give me a break, Rosetta was and still is a big selling point for me!)
So basically, if I spend the $29 to upgrade to lion, I have to buy a new iMac to run it on, I loose the use of Rosetta so many cool apps and things I downloaded as well as Quicken 6 which came with the Mac (which I'm perfectly happy with) stop working.
So let me sumarize, I get to spend $1000-$2000+ for new hardware, deal with a newer less capable version of Quicken or find other checkbook software and deal with getting my data over to the new package and learn how to use it, I get to figure out what still works and what doesn't and then try to download new version of things, assuming that they even exist, or I get to not use those apps anymore. Basically, I get to spend lots of money and time to run a $29 OS so that I can Sync my iPhone via iCloud to my Mac? I DON'T THINK SO!
I'd love to have a new Mac, but when I'm ready, not when Apple says I'm ready because they stop supporting stuff that they don't need to stop supporting. If you have a PC, you simply download the latest version of iTunes and you can use the iCloud. They'll keep supporting MS, but stop supporting thier own stuff? This is nonsense!
It's pretty obvious I think at this point that they are trying to boost sales of their hardware as well as their Software with some of these moves.
I have a few suggestions for those that are in the same boat as myself:
1) Use iCloud on the Web to manage your contacts and calendar on your iPhone. This lets you access your calendar and contacts from any browser on any computer connected to the web. This way, you always have everything both on the phone and the web.
2) If you want to do synching to the computer, you could load up a VM such as parallels and install windows and Outlook in it to do syncing to your computer...not ideal, but cheaper than Apple's alternative. And honestly, Outlook is a much more capable Contact Manager and Calendaring tool than what comes with the Mac. Yes I know you loose some built in integration, but let's not forget the cost and time of doing it Apple's Way.
I suppose complaint to Apple wouldn't hurt either, hopefully they are reading this thread and others like it.
Come On Apple, do an app or plug-in to let Snow Leopard and possibly previous Mac OS versions to use iCloud. It wouldn't kill you and doesn't need to require and OS Update or Patch. iTunes and Windows Prove that. Just Fix it!!!
Your post, sbatson, completely sums up how I am feeling about this at the moment. I have been an Apple owner since the 80's but at this point I am fed up.
I have the same software issues with upgrading fron Snow Leopard to Lion (on 3 computers).
I have now have lost the ability to share calendars with friends that have upgraded to iCloud.
I am frustrated and not loving Apple at the moment.
We need a patch for Snow Leopard and iCoud. Come on Apple - what the heck ever happened to taking care of your customers?
Apprently you can run Lion AND Snow Leopard in separate partitions on your hard drive - only one OS may be active at a time. This allows people with Lion compatible hardware who still want/need the functionality in SL to continue to be happy if they can handle rebooting to swap OSes.
There is also apparently a virtualizaion option in the latest Parallels software that permits installation of both OSes. I think this allows both to be running at the same time such that all you have to do is use the standard Mac switch applications (cmd+tab) to access the OS you want/need at the moment. I have not tried this.
Note that I still dislike Apples current course - It was a stoopid and ill-considered plan.
A possible and functional use of both OS's maybe to have it running under parallels.....but takes the whole idea of "Simplicity" out of using apple products.
But it's a good possible solution to access iCloud functions...but you still have to tell apple you are moving away from Mobile me.
I will still not move away from mobile me till I know i can do calendar sharing and all the other things I have used and have worked fine before......and have no problems..like I saw an entire group in my office have just after LION. Plus there is some weird COPY issues of large files from drives to drives.
Thank GOD I didn't upgrade to LION!!!!
At least, allow us to download Photo Stream pictures from iCloud.com...
The price of Lion is nothing.
I have a MacBookAir and an iMac. installed Lion on my MBA end IOS5 on my iPhone. iCould is great.
Unfortunatly, I run Adobe CS3 with specific plugins on my iMac and can't upgrade to Lion.
Stupid situation. When I see a PC user with ugly Vista can have PhotoStream on his cheappy oldy PC and I can't have it on my iMac 27" !
You should change the name of iCloud: call it "iCould"...
I have a 06 core duo iMac running SL, with lots of Rosetta apps. It's our main home computer. Other than some quirky printing problems with an older inkjet, it works fine, and I am in no rush to replace it (I'm gonna have to replace the HD soon though ). Especially since we use it less and less (thanks iPad!) That being said, I am taking a wait-and-see-and-make-noise approach. I think it is quite stupid that the choice given to me is a) Upgrade computer and software to have a couple new features, but lose Rosetta apps, and some graphic hardware, or b) Keep current fine working computer and divorce myself from apple services... Hmm, this choice is illogical and ill concieved, or better put, Apple is making a hardware issue out of a software issue. DUMB. If an iPad and iPhone can use photostream, then it stands to reason that just about any computer made within the last 7 years can use it also.