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The Full Steve Jobs Email on MobileMe

The Full Steve Jobs Email on MobileMe

Posted August 6, 2008 at 11:54am by iClarified
Read the internal e-mail sent by Steve Jobs about the botched launch of MobileMe below...



The launch of MobileMe was not our finest hour. There are several things we could have done better:

– MobileMe was simply not up to Apple's standards - it clearly needed more time and testing.

– Rather than launch MobileMe as a monolithic service, we could have launched over-the-air syncing with iPhone to begin with, followed by the web applications one by one - Mail first, followed 30 days later (if things went well with Mail) by Calendar, then 30 days later by Contacts.

– It was a mistake to launch MobileMe at the same time as iPhone 3G, iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store. We all had more than enough to do, and MobileMe could have been delayed without consequence.

We are taking many steps to learn from this experience so that we can grow MobileMe into a service that our customers will love. One step that I can share with you today is that the MobileMe team will now report to Eddy Cue, who will lead all of our internet services - iTunes, the App Store and, starting today, MobileMe. Eddy's new title will be Vice President, Internet Services and he will now report directly to me.

The MobileMe launch clearly demonstrates that we have more to learn about Internet services. And learn we will. The vision of MobileMe is both exciting and ambitious, and we will press on to make it a service we are all proud of by the end of this year.



The Full Steve Jobs Email on MobileMe
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Ajinkya - April 22, 2013 at 7:56pm
yes i too feel the same..
jacobest - April 22, 2013 at 7:53pm
exactly same tone as she described, no exaggeration, just learn to read between lines fanboy. He clearly admitted did not know what was doing what was going on in company, hence this backs her story
Stance - April 22, 2013 at 5:25pm
Completely different tone from what lady exaggerated it to be. Hmmmmmm
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