Are iCal’s days numbered? - Macenstein

Are iCal’s days numbered?

I am SO sorry for that pun. Please forgive me – I honestly tried not to write it, I really did, but I am just not strong enough. 🙂

And no, for the record, I do not really think iCal is on the way out, (after all, would Apple have finally fixed the icon if it didn’t think iCal had a long and rosy future ahead of it?) but is anyone else having trouble finding those iCal calendar subscriptions Apple used to make available? Or, for that matter any mention of iCal at all on Apple’s site (aside from its cameo in the 300 new features of Leopard, that is).

Previously, going to brought you to the iCal page where you could find the link to iCal’s calendar library subscription pages – full of goodies such as the latest Movie Releases, or NFL schedules. Now that link redirects you to Leopard’s 300 New Features propaganda page. A quick search of reveals iCal is now a very hard app to find info on. iCal’s support page leads you to similar dead ends. Clicking on “Specifications” for iCal brings you to Leopard, and the link Apple’s “Mac 101: iCal” page gives you for the old iCal library page returns Apple’s “Page not found” screen.

For the moment, all the current iCal calendars we had previously subscribed to seem to be working correctly, but it’s not looking good for future Apple served calendars. Can any of you web sleuths find where Apple has hidden iCal’s library page? First one to do so becomes my BFF. Thanks.

6 Responses to “Are iCal’s days numbered?”
  1. Rogier says:

    Still hoping for any funtionality with .Mac
    Only can publish a calender or subscribe to it.
    Its alway’s dissapointing to be on my .mac page and click on the iCal icon….
    Not even a way to see my own published calender or even better edit it!
    Let allone a decent sync while on the go with the iPhone.

    Should be a very easy fix for Apple and some more value for .Mac…

  2. MariusTh86 says:

    Was looking for them too a little while ago, and found ’em trough google

  3. Flo says:

    Maybe it’s because they’re after something bigger then just normal calendars you can subscribe to. After all, with Leopard server, there is an iCal server component as well, that supports two way collaboration.

  4. markus says:

    Searching through the Apple site, I noticed the iCal server is pretty big. Why should they beef up iCal server and then drop iCal itself. Maybe they want to move the iCal thing more into a professional corner.

  5. Joe says:

    For some silly reason, Apple decided to move it to here:

  6. You can download the 2008 NFL schedules, 2008 MLB schedules, and others to your Outlook, Apple iCalendar, or Google Calendar at

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