Next step: Integrate MobileMe and iWork into a single product.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kb152, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. kb152 macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2007
    Doesn't this seem like the logical next step? iPhone 3g will be able to read iWork documents. If everyone who ordered iWork got MobileMe for free (or vice versa), and the iPhone was brought up to read/write capability for iWork documents, then Apple would be competing directly with google services.

    The more I think about it, the more the new service and iWork seem like two sides of the same coin. In fact, I start to wonder if either can be truly successful without the other.
  2. ryan macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2002
    Denver, CO
    That's what Cringely predicted in his column his column last week:

  3. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    Basic economics - this will never happen. They have two products that people will buy, one of which requires an annual subscription. Why merge them together and make less profit? Also, MobileMe offers far more than just Office functionality.
  4. kb152 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2007
    merging them would bring them to a much larger audience. the big question everyone (who isn't a macaholic) asks when presented with MobileMe/.Mac is, "why should i pay for what i can get from google for free?"

    there would be some loss of profit, but i'm not convinced this wouldn't be more than made up for in the number of people that would be brought into apple's orbit. the "halo effect." i think it would get a lot more macs in people's homes and offices.
  5. kb152 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2007
    interesting. thanks for the link!

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