Start Paying for iTools...

MareksMacServer

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Jul 16, 2002
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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 @mac.com, 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.
 

King Cobra

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

>...at 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!
 

menoinjun

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Jul 7, 2001
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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.

-Pete
 

MareksMacServer

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Jul 16, 2002
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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.

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Durandal7

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Feb 24, 2001
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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 mac.com simply because it has been advertised so much as a free service.
 

Mr. Anderson

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Nov 1, 2001
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$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.

D
 

Rower_CPU

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Oct 5, 2001
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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?
 

Archer

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Jun 12, 2002
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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.
 

madamimadam

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Jan 3, 2002
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Originally posted by Archer
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.

?????????

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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Geert

macrumors 6502a
May 28, 2001
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.be
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.
 

iwantanewmac

macrumors 6502
Oct 24, 2001
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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.
 

groovebuster

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Jan 22, 2002
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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! :(

groovebuster
 

Shane

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2002
3
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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.
Shane
 

Rower_CPU

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Oct 5, 2001
11,219
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San Diego, CA
Originally posted by Archer
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.
Reread my post.

madam'-
Thanks for trying to clarify.:)
 

madamimadam

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Jan 3, 2002
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Re: No way

Originally posted by Shane
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.
Shane
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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MareksMacServer

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Original poster
Jul 16, 2002
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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...
 

DarkNovaMatter

macrumors member
Aug 3, 2001
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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.
 

sjs

macrumors 6502
Feb 15, 2002
284
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GA
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.
 

halli

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2002
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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. :)
 

cleo

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Jan 21, 2002
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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.
 

strider42

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Feb 1, 2002
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Originally posted by halli
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. :)
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.
 

twistedsun

macrumors newbie
Jul 17, 2002
3
0
nc
mail them!

hey anyone complaining about the mac.com 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

-john
 

Wash!!

macrumors 6502
Jan 8, 2002
389
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here, there, who knows
.mac=m$

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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