Now that “Find my iPhone” is a free feature for iOS users, forking over $99 a year for Apple’s MobileMe service is harder a sell than ever before. In the latest email from Steve Jobs, however, the Apple CEO promises that the service will, in fact, get a lot better in 2011.
One MacRumors user emailed Jobs the following,
Q: I love my iPad and iPhone4 and am a huge fan of yours and all that Apple does. I desperately want to stay inside of Apple’e ecosystem as much as possible.
However, MobileMe is making it very difficult for me to do so. Unreliable/unpredictable syncing, creating duplicate entries (sometimes scores of them), etc. It’s almost unusable.
And I know from forums (including Apple’s own support boards) that I am not the only one experiencing these very real and frustrating problems.
Please tell me it will get better, and soon?
And Jobs responds,
A: Yes, it will get a lot better in 2011.
Sent from my iPhone
Not too much info to go on, but with so many similar services available for free online these days, Apple will really need to wow folks if they want to keep their MobileMe revenue stream alive.