iPhone Won’t Sync Outlook Calendar

Ok folks, I need to some help here. My boss’s iPhone 3GS will not sync with his Outlook 2003 calendar any longer. It was working fine until Wednesday. We don’t exactly know what happened to cause it to fail. We are at a point now where I am writing asking you for help.

So far we have tried the following (some multiple times)

  • The the Advanced iTunes setting to force the calendar to the iPhone.
  • Reset the sync history in iTunes.
  • Full restore on the iPhone
  • Reinstall iTunes
  • Export the Outlook calendar to a new .pst file. Delete the original calendar and re-import the data.
  • Repair install for MS Office 2003
  • All latest upgrades and updates have been downloaded for Outlook, iTunes, and the iPhone.

I called Apple and am waiting for an email with additional helps, but I wanted to ask for help on the interwebs as well. So, let me hear from you!

And, please don’t tell me to get a Mac.

iPhone on-track, Leopard delayed

Apple iPhoneApple announced today that the iPhone is on-track for its June launch. Good news for all us waiting to get our hands on one. Yes count me as part of this crowd, but it will probably be some time before the iPhone finds its way into my pocket.

Unfortunately, Apple has had to borrow from the Mac OS X team to get the iPhone completed. In doing so, Apple will not be able to deliver a market-ready version of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard until October. I know most Mac users can’t wait for Leopard, but I’m still using an iMac G5. I am already in the mode of waiting/saving/longing for my next Mac. Having to wait a while longer for Leopard won’t hurt that much.

iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is. However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price — we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned. While Leopard’s features will be complete by then, we cannot deliver the quality release that we and our customers expect from us. We now plan to show our developers a near final version of Leopard at the conference, give them a beta copy to take home so they can do their final testing, and ship Leopard in October. We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we’re sure we’ve made the right ones.

Judging by early posts and comments, the Mac community is not too happy with the news. Many feel Apple has abandoned the computer side of the company having already dropped “Computer” from the company’s name. I don’t think Apple has left the computer-types behind. The company is making a business decision. A decision that should make stockholders happy. The iPhone should have a much larger effect on the company’s earnings and growth than Leopard.