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iSync Synchronizes Your Mac, Phone, PDA and iPod

iSync Synchronizes Your Mac, Phone, PDA and iPod

by , 11:45 AM EDT, July 17th, 2002

At today's Keynote, Apple introduced iSync -- software that uses Bluetooth to synchronize the information on your Macintosh with your PalmOS device, cellular phone, and iPod. Along with Cingular Wireless and Sony Ericsson, Apple will be working towards what they claim is 'the first easy-to-use, integrated "Mac to Mobile" solution.' According to Apple's press release today:

“Cell phones are the world’s most popular digital device, but up until now, there’s been almost no cooperation between them and personal computers,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iSync lets users have the same up-to-date address book and calendars everywhere—on their Mac and in their pocket.”

“Cingular is thrilled to see Apple take the lead in bringing easy-to-use mobile solutions to market,” said Stephen Carter, president and CEO of Cingular. “With a Mac, our customers using the new Sony Ericsson T68i phone are at the leading edge of the mobile services revolution—keeping their contact list and calendar up-to-date between their Mac and their phone, sending and receiving text messages from their Mac, and surfing the web with our new Wireless Internet Express Network.”

“There is great synergy between Sony Ericsson and Apple in terms of how we see new services developing for the consumer and in our commitment to make applications easy to use,” said Katsumi Ihara, president of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. “Apple’s approach to working with mobile technology will scale well into the next generation phones that take on imaging, music and entertainment functions, and we see many more ways that our products can complement each other in the future.”

iSync requires Jaguar, which will be released in August, and it's probably going to be a lot more fun if you have an iSync-compatible device to go with it. You can see a list of iSync-compatible devices and find out more at the iSync Web site, or read the press release in full at Apple's PR Web site.

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