My wishlist for the digital hub.

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Raiden, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. Raiden macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I was thinking of what is the best apple could do with this digital hub strategy. So it got me thinking, what "i" programs would they need? Here are my thoughts-

    Stuff we already have----

    iTunes- music
    iDVD- DVDs
    iMovie- Video
    iPhoto- Photos
    iCal- Calender
    iSync- Gadget synching
    iChat- Messenging
    Mail- email, call it iMail
    Sherlock- searching, call it iSearch

    Stuff I think we need--

    iBrowse- A good apple browser
    iBackup- like .mac's backup, but a good program for non .mac users.
    iCompose- A MS word rivaling program.
    iHompage- Something like dreamweaver, homepage making made simple.
    iData- Database maker, like MS Axcess.
    iPicture- Photoshop like prog, so easy grandma can use it.

    These are the ones I can think of off my head. Wouldnt it be cool if apple made all these programs and marketed them such as iHub for 200$. With all these programs, it would be a incredible way to draw simple-minded windows users.

    If you are going to flame me please dont post, thanks...
     
  2. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    Oct 20, 2002
    #2
    Very clever, sure some of them will come onto the market soon. "iBrowser" we really need. "iBackup" never have found one that works, must be for windows 1st, then try to adapt. iPhoto just need future updates should be a rival to photoshop.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    London, England
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    It's a nice idea, but I think that a $200 price tag would make the venture for apple a profit loosing one.
    The kind of apps you are talking about (Word, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver and Access) are all pretty expensive applications seperatly.
    The cost of the development of a piece of software that could rival these well established products would be so high that they would end up with a price tag to match.
     

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