Start Paying for iTools...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MareksMacServer, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. MareksMacServer macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2002
    Rapid City, SD
    Just got word that everyone that is a registered iTools member might end up paying up to $ 100.00 per year for the service. Composed of the, iCards, Homepage, and the Parental Controll it looks like the free times are over.

    Attached is a picture of the apple site at 9:10 PM on July 17, 2002.

    Let me know what you think.
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Hasn't this been brought up before?

    > 9:10 PM on July 17, 2002.
    I think your time is a little off if you are living in the Rapid City area of South Dakota, Bubba!
  3. menoinjun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2001
    I'm sorry... but does no one else realize that Apple would be insane to take away itools??? Maybe add a pay section larger than they have now...but there is a snowballs chance in hell of apple taking away itools completely if you pay.

    Give it up.

  4. MareksMacServer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2002
    Rapid City, SD
    Sorry for the late info

    Hey fear the king...... ( and everyone )

    Sorry with the late catch on the news. When i heard the news i was just so shocked i had to tell someone, i registed here and posted my news without reading the previous one's. Once again sorry.


    Other Mac OS Rumors that might become true at the Macworld Expo...

    G4 iBook
    Final Release of Mac Os X 10.2
    Faster iMac's
    17 inch Flat Pannel iMac
    .......and a few more
  5. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    Not gonna happen. iTools has always been pushed as a feature of MacOS 9 and now MacOS X. There isn't any way they will abolish iDisk and simply because it has been advertised so much as a free service.
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    $100.00 a year! No way would I pay that, and I'm sure that would go for just about everyone else. I certainly hope it doesn't happen. Hey, I've got about 8 accounts.....that would be silly. Can't imagine they ask for payment, just doesn't seem right.

  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    No way they're gonna charge...

    Have you learned nothing from the whole QT6 debacle? They held onto it for 5 months before releasing it, because of the fees associated with the MPEG4 licensing.

    Although the unavailability of iTools tonight brings up some interesting thoughts for the keynote...hmmmm?
  8. Archer macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2002
    QT6 debacle? Do you know what you're talking about? Apple placed pressure on MPEG-LA (not my hometown, but "Licensing Agreement") to get its collective arse together so the licensing fee wouldn't be stuck on you the user or the small time webmaster. It took so long, 5 months, try a few years becuase MPEG-LA tried to use MPEG2 fees/laws to MPEG4. Eh, to cut the story short, Apple was trying to do good by the end user, creatives, and webmasters who would not be able to afford the high MPEG-4 fees.

    Before getting off on Apple about the QT6 debacle you may want to Google yourself for an education about new media formats of the 21st century.

    On a sidenote, $100 divided by 12 months is $8.50 a month. If Apple added a few more email's to each account, good bandwidth, good storage, hold my hand to create a really kick arse website, and added some only with Apple features I would pay for it. What are other ISP's charging, 10.95 - 19.95? Eh, I'm sure the free iTools, free .Mac will still be there.
  9. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002


    Maybe I read Rower's post incorrectly but I thought he was saying what you said expect in MANY less words.

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  10. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    well, they can't give free bandwidth forever. but $100 does seem a bit much...
  11. Geert macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2001
    No way I'm paying for that.
    Adding some great feature to iTools euh sorry .mac, that you got to pay for, okay.
    But not the features we're using right now.
    I they charge me, I'm closing my account.
  12. iwantanewmac macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2001
    I'm NEVER going to pay for that.
    And that's final.
    They shouldn't have made it for free in the first place then.
  13. groovebuster macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd rock from the sun...
    $$$ for iTools

    So here we are!!! 99.95$ per year for the iDisk and an E-Mail account? (I never used the HP-feature) Yeah! Right!!!

    I guess I won't use the iTools anymore when the "grace period" is over. I knew that it wouldn't be forever for free, but that expensive???

    Steve... that was stupid move! :(

  14. heinzruediger macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2002

    I hate to say it, but Apple is talking about switch, and pi++es off all the loyal mac users!
  15. Shane macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2002
    No way

    No way am I paying for this "feature". It was marketed as a FREE service in the begining. Apple has pissed me off on this one. F them.
  16. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Reread my post.

    Thanks for trying to clarify.:)
  17. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    Re: No way

    And where you gonna go... Hotmail???? It is good value for money.... don't like it, don't use it... no need to be a d1ckhead about the matter.

    Like I said, though, where you gonna go???

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  18. MareksMacServer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2002
    Rapid City, SD
    So it comes true...

    Apple said that they would charge $ 100.00 per year for the .mac services. There are a few new features but the price is way too high. If you were a member of the iTools service you get $ 50 off your first year.

    This was announced at the Macworld Expo in NY July 17 and came with some other interesting new things like iCal, the 20GIG iPod, a 17 inch flat pannel iMac and a few more things...
  19. DarkNovaMatter macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2001
    Well Apple has done a good job of killing people. I had just switched to iTools because of hotmail (they reset all user prefs, and made my one account non-accesable unless someone would verrify they were an adult by using their credit card #). Anyone know of a good free e-mail that isn't a hassle like hotmail/apple. I don't expect them to give free bandwidth but $100 a year? thats a little too much.
  20. sjs macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2002
    You're gonna eat your words!

    All of you who say they will "never..." are one day soon going to have to pony up the cash.

    First - do you have anti-virus software? You're paying about $49 per year already.

    Second - email accounts at places like Yahoo...$30 per year.

    The value of having a Homepage and having 100 mb of storage? It's worth SOMETHING, RIGHT?

    Get a grip, you'll pay and you'll be getting a pretty decent deal.
  21. halli macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2002
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    I think this great service is worth at least $100, at least I gladly paid ($50 with rebate). We are getting so much free stuff from apple (itunes, iphoto, imovie...) that I think they can charge us for the .mac service. :)
  22. cleo macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2002
    Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
    What I'd like to see (pipe dream, I know, but still) is the Homepage hosting offering PHP and MySQL. That, in my mind, would DEFINITELY be worth the money, and I'd have no qualms whatsoever paying up. As it is, I already have my own domain and hosting, and as cool as the synching and iCal bit is, I don't know that it's totally worth it.
  23. strider42 macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2002
    I think all this stuf is worth the price, but the problem is all I want is the email. I could care less about the rest of it. I'd love to see a free or lower cost email option (hotmail expanded email is only 20 bucks a year, I don't like hotmail, but thats the kind of program I want/need)

    20 bcuks I'll pay, 100 bucks I won't/ not for email, whcih si the only thing I'll be using.
  24. twistedsun macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2002
    mail them!

    hey anyone complaining about the mail charge please go to the.mac section of there site and send some feedback to them, thell them how dumb it is and how mad you are, tell everyone you know to. its absolutly rediculous to have to pay for an email name all of a sudden. keep mail free atleast.

    mail apple and complain, let them know they f'kt up

  25. Wash!! macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2002
    here, there, who knows

    I'm a very mac loyal, but today my use of itool and the .mac email will die when the grace period is over. sorry apple.
    I know they can given away stuuf for free for ever. but a least give us new G4's or G5 to justifiy this charges.

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