iTools Pro???

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  1. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

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    From SpyMac:

    iTools Pro: Apple may announce the immediate change of iTools into a pay-only service.

    What does this mean???? Hope it's only another worthless spymac rumor...
     
  2. krossfyter macrumors 601

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  3. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    Could be..

    Could be just garbage, but I wouldn't be surprised. Times are tough, and Apple has been giving away iTools for free for years now. Anyway, I think the whole article -- if true -- said that Apple may have a free iTools and an advanced one. This is the only path I could see them taking as itools is such a big part of the OS now.

    Anyway, hmm.. My guess on the probability of this coming true: 40%.
     
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  5. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    Why would it be so bad? I would pay for more features/options... Maybe (if they did this) they would leave iTools as it is and simply give the users who want/need more stuff the option. Options are always good..
     
  6. rugby macrumors regular

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    Maybe they'll keep the email free and the idisk a paid feature?
     
  7. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    it wouldn't surpise me much

    it seems that most websites or companies that start off with a free service end up charging for it at some point.....usually once it becomes big.....it's just a circumstance of growth...
     
  9. crassusad44 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Free and Pro

    I hope BeerDrinker29 is right. Maybe we'll get an Pro version with more options than the free version (the one we have now). Apple could make big bucks of iTools if they charged users for it, but then Apple would become more like M$. Incorperate a technology into their apps (iPhoto anyone...), and then, after a while, charge users for the technology.... Apple, as we know it and love it today, would probably never do anything like this, but we can never know for certain....

    Free and Pro iTools: 70% chance
    Pay-only iTools service: 10% chance
     
  10. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    they already kind of have a Pro iTools... well not exactly, but the extra HD space for the iDisk.... isnt that an option? So we already have options...


    what other features could a Pro version have??




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  11. Joel macrumors newbie

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    Faster Coonection? Security?

    Maybe a faster connection to their servers because they are slow now. When iTools came out, the iDisks used to load fast, but now they are slow!

    Also, I wish Apple did something like safeweb.com used to do, so we wouldn't see anymore popup banners and stuff like that.
     

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