As MobileMe struggles to get up to full strength and Apple attempts to iron out its flaws, another email has been sent to MobileMe subscribers offering a similar deal to those using the free trial.
“We have already made many improvements to MobileMe, but we still have many more to make. To recognize our users’ patience, we are giving every MobileMe subscriber as of today a free 60 day extension. This is in addition to the one month extension most subscribers have already received. We are working very hard to make MobileMe a great service we can all be proud of. We know that MobileMe’s launch has not been our finest hour, and we truly appreciate your patience as we turn this around”
The MobileMe Team
While this small reward may work in the short term, Apple needs to make sure its services are fully functional soon to risk irreparably harming its credibility in the online domain. A free sixty days is a nice bonus for those unaffected by MobileMe outages but it also serves to highlight the issues with MobileMe to those who may have been previously unaware of them, thus spreading negativity.
Unsubstantiated rumours also point to the firing of MobileMe’s head (allegedly an Ex-Microsoft exec) for the incredibly un-Apple launch and subsequent issues.