Walt Mossberg Says Pass On MobileMe…. Can It Get Worse For Apple? [UPDATED X2]

You know that you’re in deep trouble when your biggest fanboi booster tells the world to pass on one of your products. Example: Walt Mossberg (an Apple fanboi booster of the highest order) of the Wall Street Journal has come out with an article called “Apple’s MobileMe Is Far Too Flawed To Be Reliable.”


According to Mossberg, even discounting the amount of trouble Apple has been having keeping MobileMe up, the service doesn’t work well to begin with:

But in my tests, using two Macs, two Dell (DELL) computers and two iPhones, I ran into problem after problem. One big issue is that while changes made on the Web site or the iPhone are instantly pushed to the computers, changes made on computers are only synced every 15 minutes, at best. Apple has admitted that this is a problem, and says it is working on it.

But there’s more. The Web site was sluggish, and occasionally calendar entries wouldn’t load at all. Sometimes, you have to manually refresh the Web pages to see changes made on your devices. And when I tried to open my Web-based file-storage page directly from the MobileMe control panel on Windows, I got an error message on both Dells.”

I can’t imagine how this could possibly get any worse for Apple. Jobs really has to start rallying the troops or maybe pull a Ballmer and start throwing some chairs or something to get MobileMe up to Apple’s usual standards.

UPDATE: It’s now worse. Apple’s #2 fanboi booster David Pogue has put the boots to MobileMe as well.

UPDATE #2: The downward spiral continues for Apple. Information Week and the Washington Post get their kicks in.

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