As expected, Apple (AAPL) has announced MobileMe, an email/contacts/calendar/photo synching service. The basic premise: Send an email or make a calendar entry from your iPhone and it’s automatically synched up with your computer. And vice-versa.
MobileMe works on Macs, via the Web, iPhones, and PCs running Microsoft (MSFT) Outlook. Like Apple’s current .Mac service, it will cost $99 per year — this will disappoint those who expected a free service. MobileMe will have a free, 60-day trial.
Apple exec Phil Schiller showed off the new service during Steve Jobs’ keynote at the company’s annual developer conference. More details as they come…