Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2007 18:02 UTC
Apple Apple has released new iMacs, with a new interior (up to 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo) as well as new exterior (thinner, with a black back, as well as black 'eyeliner' around the screen), including a new keyboard, during a press event in Cupertino today. Apple also released new version of its iLife and iWork suites. iLife has seen updates on all its applications, while iWork has also received a new spreadsheet application called Numbers. Update: The Mac Mini has been updated too.
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Mixed feelings.
by Dark_Knight on Wed 8th Aug 2007 17:54 UTC
Dark_Knight
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2005-07-10

I have mixed feelings about the recent news. First why isn't Apple providing increased online storage at a lower cost to the customer instead of the current 1 GB storage which cost $99.00 for subscribers of the .Mac membership? After all consider that there are services like Mozy that provide 2GB backup storage for free and unlimited storage for $4.95/month. Even Google provides 2GB mail storage for free. Is Apple even listening to their customers who are mostly working professionals in video, animation, graphic design and photography?

Second, no changes to iChat AV. It's a nice chat messenger with the exception it doesn't support audio/video chat with MSN Messenger users. Since Microsoft has such a large install base globally I would think that by providing support for Mac users of username@mac.com to chat with MSN users of username@hotmail.com would improve Apple's market share. I know there's some that will say there's work arounds but none provide true audio/video with MSN Messenger users.

Third why isn't iLife 08 and iWork 08 available at a discounted price for current iLife 07 and iWork 07 users? I know $79.00 is not a huge price but why should customers have to pay full price buying the entire suite when there's only minor improvements from the previous version? Apple provided an upgrade for Final Cut Studio from version 1 to 2 so there's no reason why they couldn't of done this for customers using iLife and iWork.

Edited 2007-08-08 17:56

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RE: Mixed feelings.
by Kroc on Wed 8th Aug 2007 19:27 in reply to "Mixed feelings."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

.Mac has been increased to 10GB.

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RE[2]: Mixed feelings.
by Dark_Knight on Wed 8th Aug 2007 23:06 in reply to "RE: Mixed feelings."
Dark_Knight Member since:
2005-07-10

Thanks Kroc,

When I was streaming the keynote presentation by Steve Jobs the other day it was skipping a little and possibly missed the notification of increase from 1 GB to 10 GB storage. I just logged in remotely to my .Mac account and confirmed the storage is now 10 GB.

A little confused why Apple is leaving the family pack at 10 GB total (2.5 GB each) unless that's a misprint. Due to it normally cost more for the family pack wouldn't the storage be slightly bigger for family/SOHO users?

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