Apple hasn't added push for Gmail to its Mail app on the iPhone, but Google has worked around that via Google Sync. All you have to do is set it up as a Microsoft Exchange account. At last!
To an email-syncing office drone with an iPhone 3G, this change looks like a bug. To an IT admin, this change actually looks like a bugfix. But no matter how you see it, Apple screwed up somewhere down the line.
Push. It's not just a verb that sends people careening down a flight of stairs. It's also not just for guys in suits diddling on BlackBerrys. You hear it featured on new iPhone apps every week. So, what is it?
People got scared when, in his iPhone 3G review, Walt Mossberg said that a Microsoft Exchange sync can wipe out your personal calendar and contacts (though not your personal e-mail). This is true, but it is only half the truth. What we have learned is that MobileMe—mind you, a paid subscription service—can serve up…