So where’s the support for Domino mail on the iPhone?

Volker quotes AppleInsider, suggesting that Apple is working on improved support for MS Exchange-based email:

Apple is working on improving the iPhone’s support of Microsoft’s Exchange email platform, which could finally deliver true syncing capabilities, a new company job posting has revealed. The undated listing seeks a “motivated, highly-technical Exchange test/sync engineer with excellent problem solving and communication skills.” … Thus far, the iPhone’s official support of Exchange has been limited to IMAP functionality under certain conditions. The lack of full support for the Microsoft platform is commonly cited as one of the primary barriers to adoption of the Apple handset by businesses, as Exchange is widely deployed as the email solution of choice amongst the corporate world.

Though speculative, Apple’s reference to sync engineers may indicate that work is being done to deliver support for ActiveSync, which would allow the iPhone to synchronize email, calendar items and contacts with Exchange servers. Potential iPhone buyers who rely on Exchange in the workplace have have singled out the omission of ActiveSync support as the limiting factor in their decision to hold off on purchasing the Apple handset.

So, where is the improved support for Domino-based email? Come on Apple/IBM…

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!