England VS Apple is working!!!!


macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 16, 2002
Chicago, Illinois
So we learn of some people suing Apple in England! Now apple is extending our free .mac another month and offfering everyone free 60 day trials!!! mac.com They have to keep it open till this case is settled???? Hopefully this is correct??? Apple news has an article about the free trial and free extension on there page www.apple.com/news


macrumors regular
Jul 24, 2002
On the Moon
if im not mistaken the original ending date of all the trial accounts was September 30th. They havnt extended a damn thing.
If i interpret that correctly...it is a little misleading...it means that people that have already bought .Mac will get their services extended one month since Apple kind of jipped the early adopters by not starting their .Mac membership AFTER the free trial was over.

I love Apple...but man i gotta say...what goes around comes around. they have really handled .Mac's rollout VERY poorly and now it is coming back to bite them in the ass.


macrumors 68020
Jan 9, 2002
Austin, TX
I just got an e-mail about that, but the most interesting thing about it was this:

"P.S. If you've already converted from your free trial to a paid membership, rest assured. We've automatically extended your membership to September 30, 2003. Stay tuned for more membership benefits coming soon!"


macrumors 68020
Dec 3, 2001
Now if they could just pursuade apple not to totally overcharge us for every single product they offer even before the V.A.T. is added maybe they'll get some more market share over here.

Just to show you how much we should be paying here's some US $ - UK £ conversions including V.A.T.

Actual conversion / price to the nearest £50 / what we actually pay over here.

Fast : £1,287.79 / £1,299 / £1,349 £50 more (forgivable concidering)

Faster : £1,894.15 / £1,899 / £1,999 £100 more

Fastest : £2,500.53 / £2,499 / £2,699 £200 more

Ultimate : £3,789.07 / £3,799 / £4,189 £390 more

I don't wonder why most of my friends, even the one's with high paying jobs stick to windows when macs are so expensive over here.

It doesn't get better with the high end Powerbook, iBook or iMac models either :

14" Combo iBook : £1,363.51 / £1,349 / £1,599 £250 more

17" Superdrive iMac : £1,515.18 / £1,499 / £1,649 £150 more

Powerbook G4 Ultimate : £2,879.52 / £2,899 / £3,259 £360 more

Apple are ripping the UK off for fun here and there's no excuse for a price difference of £50 on a low end model to translate to anything from £150 to almost £400 more the further up the range you go. The entry level models are not only the best value for money, they're the only one's that don't have artificially inflated prices just so the cost of the models look impressive on a brochure.