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Apple flipping iPhone RSS service to (Updated)

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 URL——where the feed would be parsed and displayed. During the outage, clicking on a direct RSS link instead directed users to a 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 domain.

Updated: This article originally noted that Apple appeared to have ceased support for its 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 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 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 Charles Starrett on February 10, 2010 at 2:09 PM (CST)

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