Apple has extended every MobileMe subscription by a month, due to the exceptionally ornery transition this past week.
"The .Mac to MobileMe transition was a lot rockier than we had hoped," Apple spokesman Bill Evans told Macworld. "We want to apologize to our loyal customers and express our appreciation for their patience by giving all current subscribers an automatic 30-day extension to their MobileMe subscription free of charge."
An email sent to subscribers noted that "we have worked through those problems, and the web apps are now up and running," but several pages of comments from our readers suggest otherwise. TUAW staff with MobileMe accounts agreed yesterday that the service is mostly working, but still quirky.
Also in the email, the MobileMe team has promised to stop using the word "push" to describe some aspects of MobileMe's functionality "until it is near-instant on PCs and Macs, too." This might suggest they're closing the loop on MobileMe's push technology for all connected devices.
Hopefully this goes a long way to assuage the burning, burning rage that MobileMe users have been feeling recently.
(You can read the full letter, after the jump.)
Thanks, Rick, Frank, Mark, Chuck and James for the tip!