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Apple flipping Mac.com iPhone RSS service to Me.com? (Updated)

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
News Categories: iPhone

A temporary change to the way in which the iPod touch and iPhone Safari browser handles direct RSS feed links caused a one-day outage, but was resolved following publication of the original version of this news article. Since the launch of the first iPhone, clicking on a direct RSS link in the mobile version of Safari would take a user to a specific mac.com URL—reader.mac.com—where the feed would be parsed and displayed. During the outage, clicking on a direct RSS link instead directed users to a me.com URL, which went through several redirects before displaying a page with information about Apple’s MobileMe service and a link to setup instructions. As Apple has shifted much of its former .Mac online service to become MobileMe, including e-mail and web addresses, it appears that Apple plans to migrate the RSS reader service over to a me.com domain.

Updated: This article originally noted that Apple appeared to have ceased support for its Mac.com-based RSS feed reader for the MobileSafari browser of the iPhone and iPod touch, based on a reader report. Following the publication of this article, the Mac.com-based RSS feed reader for iPhone and iPod touch began functioning properly, suggesting the feature was hit by a temporary outage and not completely removed.

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i just typed reader.mac.com into my safari browser and i get a messege that reads…

“if you’d like to view an RSS feed, just enter the feed URL directly into safari’s address bar”.

don’t know if this was error you guys received or not

Posted by gabe on February 10, 2010 at 12:09 PM (PDT)

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