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 September 19th

Fri,2:45 AM
First iPhone 6 Sold in Perth Dropped by Kid During TV Interview
Thu,10:22 PM
Dragon Dictate for Mac 4: $99.95
8:25 PM
iOS 8: How to-Enable Safari Extensions
6:00 PM
iOS 8 In-Depth Review: Apple Opens Mobile OS to Developers, You Win
5:45 PM
iOS 8: Apple Finally Fixes its iPhone Weather App
5:09 PM
5th Ave Apple Store iPhone 6 Campout Stretches 3 Blocks
3:30 PM
iOS 8: Quickly Access Your Favorite Contacts with Home Button
2:15 PM
How to Install and Activate Third-Party Keyboards in iOS 8
1:47 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-18
11:11 AM
Analyst: iPhone 6 Launch Weekend Sales to Fall Short, No Big Deal
10:04 AM
iOS 8: Taking Full Advantage of Interactive Notifications
9:22 AM
Apple TV Gets Beats Channel, Family Sharing
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!