Apple making BIG MONEY on .mac

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by MacAztec, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    I just thought about this. Apple says that they have 180,000 subscribers, so I thought, well, its probly about 200,000 by now.

    So, if Apple gives a total of 115MB per person, and they have about 200,000 subscribers by now, than that is 23,000,000 megabytes of storage they lend out. In other words, thats 23,000GB of storage.

    Now, each XServe can hold 480GB of Space. So that is like one rack of XServes supporting all the .mac subscribers. And if they are charging 100 dollars or 50 dollars to each person, thats well over...what...180 million? Or 18 million?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    i redid the math and by my calculations it is closer to 10 - 15 million.

    but good point. that will pay for some of steve's bonus this quarter :)


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