Friday, 30 May 2008

Mobile Me - the new name for .Mac

Earlier this month, Mac Predictions speculated that a change was coming to .Mac to link it more tightly with Apple's iPhone product - potentially bundling free .Mac membership to all iPhone subscribers, and selling it as a stand-alone service to support a new sim-free iPhone option.

"Blogging Robots" (via 9 to 5 Mac) has found evidence of plans for a name change to the .Mac service. This is entirely consistent with our previous iPhone bundling prediction, since .Mac would be an odd name for a an iPhone-related product.

We suspect that the newly relaunched Mobile Me (or me.com) service will include all the existing .Mac features (excluding iCards, which is surely past it's sell-by date!), plus:
  • Push IMAP e-mail
  • Push contacts & calendars for iPhone
  • Visual Voicemail for sim-free iPhones
  • iDisk for iPhone

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