Push Gmail Finally Comes To The iPhone, No Thanks To Apple

by admin September 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Push Gmail support for the iPhone is finally here. And you have Microsoft to thank.

No, Push support has not finally been added to Apple’s Mail app for the iPhone, that would be too easy and make too much sense. Instead, it appears that Google is once again working around Apple to provide customers with some functionality, this time by way of its Google Sync product.

Basically, to get it to work, you have to set up a Microsoft Exchange account on the iPhone using your Google account credentials. Read more about the process here. Previously, this option was available for some of the other Google apps like Calendar and Contacts, but now Gmail is supported, which is important, because it means that you will be instantly notified when a new message comes in.

Read more: techcrunch.com