The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Releases iSync Beta Over Weekend

Apple Releases iSync Beta Over Weekend

by , 8:00 AM EDT, September 30th, 2002

Apple released a beta version of iSync over the weekend. iSync was announced at MACWORLD New York, and is designed to allow you to sync BlueTooth phones (there are four currently listed as being compatible with iSync), your iPod, Palm OS devices, and iCal and Address Book between Macs. Mac OS X 10.2.1 is required for iSync, and the Mac to Mac synchronization features are currently limited to "any PowerBook G4, iBook, iMac, eMac or Power Mac G4 running Mac OS X v.10.2.1 (.Mac membership required)." The list of compatible devices is included below:


Apple's home page announcing iSync's beta release
(click the thumbnail for larger image)

iSync Compatible devices

Mobile phones:

  • Sony Ericsson T68i
  • Ericsson T68
  • Ericsson T39
  • Ericsson R520

Other devices:
Any iPod (using version 1.2 or later of iPod software).
Palm OS devices from Palm or Handspring capable of syncing with HotSync 3.0 or later and Palm Desktop 4.0 or later for Mac OS X.

Mac to Mac:
Any PowerBook G4, iBook, iMac, eMac or Power Mac G4 running Mac OS X v.10.2.1 (.Mac membership required).

Apple's iSync page has more information on iSync, what you can do with it, what it works with, and how to download it. You can also join in on the discussion about iSync in our forums.

Recent Headlines - Updated February 12th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Fri,12:55 PM
How to Fix the ‘You Are Not Signed into Apple Music’ Error
10:38 AM
Immersion Sues Apple, AT&T Over Haptic Feedback Patents
9:05 AM
OS X: Turning Off Live Photos (For a Bunch of Images!)
Thu,7:10 PM
LUX Lightning Cables on Kickstarter: MFi-Certified, Thicker Cable, Nylon Wrapped
6:32 PM
VoIP-Pal Hits Apple, AT&T, Verizon with $7B Patent Lawsuit
5:25 PM
Apple Selling View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack
4:45 PM
X-Doria Revel Apple Watch Case is Colorful, Durable
4:34 PM
Beyond Ink Pen: $49
1:57 PM
Find Your Promised and Provisioned Comcast Internet Speeds
1:08 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-11: Apple’s A10 Chip Partner, Comcast Internet Speeds
12:45 PM
Gravity Waves Detected For the First Time
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!