.Mac Update Coming at August 7th Media Event?

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    MacRumors

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    Apple's .Mac site warns users that the .Mac service will be undergoing maintenance on August 7th between 10 AM an 12 PM PDT.
    Coincidentally, this time corresponds exactly to Apple's Media Event which is scheduled to take place on August 7th at 10AM PDT.

    Steve Jobs had hinted that .Mac would see a refresh in the near future during a recent interview.
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    Lone Deranger

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    Just what I've been hoping for.... and about time too! :cool:
     
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    FF_productions

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    Thank GOD.

    .Mac really needs an update!


    If I get this job with Apple, I'm getting .Mac for free. :D
     
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    pdpfilms

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    About time! This service has juuuuust about lost its worth for me. Can't wait to see what Steve's got up his sleeve.
     
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    i was a .mac user back when it was free and called "itools"

    i have since jumped ship due to storage expense. but i am missing some of the features that .mac brings.

    it would take an awful lot of included storage for me to get back on board. here's hoping...

    ~kyle
     
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    In before ".Mac costs too much, I have this dirt cheap hosting company, and blah blah blah" whiners :D
     
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    Eduardo1971

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    For those of use who buy the .mac service: "it is about time Apple!"

    My renewal is in September, so hopefully it will be worth it.
     
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    timnosenzo

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    It would be nice to see .Mac updated! Let's hope this happens--and lets also hope this doesn't screw up my email for too long tomorrow. :cool:
     
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    samh004

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    I know it'll be brought up, but I'd really like it if an update wasn't to add better iPhone support. As a .Mac user I'd be really pissed if it was along those lines.

    But really, is this just bad timing or is it really going to be updated. Probably about due for some sort of update I guess.
     
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    timnosenzo

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    Ahhh yes, 'tis just a matter of time. ;)
     
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    i dropped mine over a year ago and havent missed a thing aside from losing my damn email address which was insane considering it was a free email to start. .mac was def a failed experiment once it started costing:rolleyes:
     
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    superleccy

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    .Mac needs just one improvement: it needs to be "not rubbish".

    SL
     
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    10GB storage capacity per user
    Integration with Time Machine
    Easier photo/video sharing/uploading interface
    iPhone integration
    More sync between multiple computers (Win/Mac)

    Let's see it Apple!
     
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    what .Mac needs are following:

    1. increased speed

    2. increased storage - for $99 suite it is really skimpy on storage. considering gmail gives you 2gb for free, I am expecting more than 2gb on $99 suite.

    and what I wish new .Mac would bring are following:

    1. lower price - $69.99 is reasonable IMO

    2. more .Mac exclusives - last time .Mac had an exclusive was that free podcast loops. that was like almost a year ago too. what da heck happened to .Mac exclusive widgets?

    3. web 2.0 such as word processor / note / spreadsheet type of feature.
     
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    Please let .mac be folded into iLife
     
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    Dimwhit

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    I don't have .Mac, but I'm going to buy an iMac soon. If they make it attractive enough, I'll certainly plunk down the money for it.
     
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    Agathon

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    Well, it just messed up my contacts.

    Good start. ;)
     
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    I still think .Mac is going to be the gateway to an iTMS movie subscription system... working basically like a queue does for netflix... having your downloaded movies partially ready using .Mac.

    Who knows... it seems to have a lot of potential, but has never really been utilized to the fullest.
     
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    mtrctyjoe

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    Update the iCards....

    OK - I could care LESS about iCards but update .Mac PLEEZZZZ :)
     
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    pgwalsh

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    Perhaps there will be two versions of .Mac. I could see a text based ad supported version, something with google ads. Then perhaps a much more robust version that's fee based.
     
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    motulist

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    The amount of GB of space .mac offers has absolutely nothing to do with if the vast majority of people want .mac or not because the free services out there already give them way more than they can use.
     
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    .Mac is worth it

    Yeah, I know I'm in the minority, and .Mac does desperately need an upgrade. But, there's one feature that makes it worth it for me -- syncing. .Mac keeps my home and work computers in sync (Safari bookmarks, address book, etc) and that alone is worth every penny.

    I'd love to see a storage increase, price drop and more, but until then I'll continue to buy a boxed copy off Amazon or eBay for about $59. Because it makes more sense than renewing online for $79. Go figure!
     
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    THANK GOD!

    I've been shelling out $99 a year... and it's starting to get reallll old for the value.

    My renewal is in October... and I had been 1/2 way thinking about just pulling out altogether.
     
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    I totally agree with that, I'm getting an iMac soon as well, and if they still have the "Save 30 bucks when buying a mac" sale then i'll give the money for it.
     
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    me too, unfortunately I can not get my username back (forgot the pw) with a new .mac account :(
     

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