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Fortune’s ‘Inside Apple’ Shows a Furious Steve Jobs After MobileMe Launch

Written on May 09, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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"You've tarnished Apple's reputation... You should hate each other for having let each other down... Mossberg, our friend, is no longer writing good things about us." --- Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple Inc.

As summarized by Business Insider: Steve Jobs assembled the team that created following its launch, and after receiving poor review from ’s . With raging frustration due to MobileMe’s failure, the Apple CEO is said to have named a new executive-in-charge for the service. ’s author, Adam Lashinsky, also reported that the original MobileMe team was disbanded.

Introduced in June 2009 as a successor for .Mac, the MobileMe ‘push’ service includes Web-based applications like mail, contact and calendar. However, the service got a rocky start, and Apple apologized for the multitude of problems that occurred in the service. In addition to that, the company offered a free 30-day trial subscription.

This year though, Apple is believed to introduce MobileMe’s successor — the . The soon-to-debut Internet cloud service will provide music streaming and enhanced sync capabilities between connected devices. Will the ever be able to redeem Apple’s tarnished reputation?

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