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throw out all their old mice, keyboards,
scanners, printers, and external drives. The
August, 2008 computer’s lack of SCSI ports particularly
Central Oregon Macintosh User Group scared Mac pundits, who long relied on
SCSI for external storage. But at the same
time, the iMac provided the first kick start
Eight ways the iMac changed after Australia’s Bondi Beach shoreline—to USB needed to really get off the ground.
computing describe the color of its new machine. Thanks to the iMac, many peripheral
Ten years after it shipped, we Combined with an ice-white pinstripe manufacturers launched their first-ever
celebrate the impact of Apple’s all- pattern, the color scheme create a stunning round of USB computer accessories—it was
in-one desktop enclosure theretofore unseen in the PC no coincidence that most of them shipped
by Benj Edwards, Macworld.com world. It made quite an impact on the in transparent blue-green housing.
The iMac made an instant impression public, but that was only the beginning. Macworld editors discuss the iMac’s
when Apple first unveiled it in May 1998. impact in the latest Macworld Podcast
But it didn’t start to really shake things up 2. It hit us in the “i”
unitl it began to ship—which happened 10 iThis, iThat — iPod, iPhone, iChat, 5. It killed the floppy drive
years ago on August 15, 1998. Arguably iLife, iSight. Where did all those lowercase Apple launched the Sony 3.5-inch
the most influential desktop computer iPrefixes come from. You can thank the disk drive with the Macintosh in 1984—
of the last decade, the original iMac’s iMac for starting this ubiquitous Apple and 14 years later, the company killed it
specifications seem quaint by today’s branding trend. with the iMac, which included no floppy
standards. For $1,299, you came home The “i” in “iMac” originally stood for drive whatsoever. The press greeted the
with a 233MHz PowerPC G3 processor, “Internet” (or alternately: “individual, decision to omit removable storage with
32MB of RAM, a 4GB hard drive, a 15-inch instruct, inform, or inspire,” according to considerable skepticism. But the absence of
built-in monitor, and stereo speakers—all in Steve Jobs’ introductory 1998 iMac slide a floppy drive was a bold statement—Apple
an amazingly stylish case. show). The “i” prefix even trickled out was declaring, “From now on you will use
The Bondi blue wonder heralded the to non-Apple product names—mostly in the Internet and local networks to transfer
return of Steve Jobs as a visionary leader the form of iPod accessories. After the your files.” And Apple was right, even if the
for Apple, and it halted Apple’s mid-1990s Internet became ho-hum everyday news, company was slightly ahead of the curve:
financial freefall. Initially marketed as an Apple’s iPrefix shifted meaning to serve these days, most computers lack a floppy
easy-to-use gateway to the Internet, the puns like “iSight,” or to ambiguously imply drive, and users barely miss it.
iMac transcended that simple role and the empowering first-person pronoun “I,”
redefined the desktop PC market—not as in “iChat.” 6. It set standards for industrial
to mention consumer industrial design— design
forever. 3. It launched on the Internet wave Imitation may be the sincerest form of
But have you ever wondered how? Here Apple’s first marketing angle with the flattery, but when George Foreman Grills
are eight ways the original iMac shook the iMac relied heavily on the expanding are following your lead, it’s time to change
world. popularity of the Internet in the mid- things up.
1990s. With the “i” in “iMac” being short The next time you see a consumer
1. It killed beige for “Internet,” Apple billed the iMac as an thingmabob with a translucent plastic
Before the iMac, personal computer easy way to get connected to the global case—especially those available in multiple
enclosures were stuck in a design rut. Most network (in just two steps, according to candy colors—you can thank (or curse)
manufacturers produced beige or gray one Apple advertisement). By focusing on iMac chief designer Jonathan Ive. After the
metal boxes, each designed as a merely the iMac’s Internet aptitude, Apple chose a release of iMac, multi-colored translucent
functional piece of equipment instead of unique way to differentiate its product from plastic housing became such a common
an aesthetically pleasing creative tool. The other computers and to leapfrog to the top staple in the consumer products industry
iMac’s design shattered the status quo with of the consumer PC heap. It worked. that the iMac’s 1999-2000 Technicolor
its preference for gentle curves over harsh parade of models almost became a parody
corners, and for vibrant color over dull 4. It introduced USB to the masses of itself. Apple had to move on, dropping
neutrality. Apple even coined a new term, The iMac’s sole reliance on the USB the bright array of colors from the product
“Bondi blue”—a blue-green hue named interface meant that Mac users had to line with the release of the flat-panel iMac
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in 2002. Even then, other companies MobileMe’s initial problems during the Apple Stores quickly ran out of the 3Gs,
came along for the ride: most consumer launch on Friday, July 11, the subsequent lines soon elongated and problems with
electronics devices now ship in brushed 11-day outage that roiled Apple’s rabid the iPhone’s activation process through
aluminum, frosty white, or glossy black— customer base and another service outage iTunes frustrated thousands at Apple stores,
the colors of more recent iMac iterations. on Monday, Aug. 11, have generated whose associates began sending customers
even more pressure and public ire on the home to activate their new bricks and also
7. It redeemed Steve Jobs company: That’s because of iPhone 3G for those who were trying to upgrade to
During a power struggle in 1985, Apple out-of-stocks and activation nightmares in the 2.0 software.
executives forced Steve Jobs to resign from the U.S. and abroad during the iPhone “When the iTunes activation server went
the company he co-founded. After Apple 3G’s launch and concurrent 2.0 software down on Friday morning, Apple violated
purchased NeXT in 1997, Jobs returned to upgrade. the cardinal rule: first, do no harm,” noted
Apple and soon became “interim CEO.” analysts at market research CurrentAnalysis
The world looked to him to turn Apple Coming to a store near you? Maybe. in an Apple report. “Problems with the
around, and he delivered: after dumping There are more than technical issues activation process were inexcusable.”
unprofitable product lines and streamlining involved in Apple’s recent customer
the business in general, Apple was back in service problems. The company’s business MobileMe: A source of angst at
the black. But no amount of fiddling with practices, and the way it develops and Apple.
the budget could compare symbolically unveils products are key factors. Analysts, Apple’s MobileMe e-mail launch on
with the success of the iMac—clearly Jobs’ including Ken Dulaney, a vice president the same day was “fraught with problems,
baby—which served as a concrete reminder at Gartner who closely follows Apple and including large initial downtime, an extended
of his uncanny ability to inspire those under the iPhone, contend that Apple’s policy of e-mail outage including lost messages, the
him to create incredible products. The limited beta testing and intense product inability to contact the service to sync,
iMac’s success meant Jobs’ success, and it secrecy, while helping to generate public corruption of data, time delays in syncing
inspired the Apple faithful to follow him interest also may hurt the company in the the computer to MobileMe and more,”
once more. long run. “If they opened it up a bit more, I reported the Macworld article. The “launch
don’t think it would hurt them, and it would of MobileMe was not our finest hour,” Jobs
8. It saved Apple, too give them a lot better quality assurance,” wrote to the Apple troops. (For more on
Why is this man smiling? Because the he says. “They just can’t control everything, MobileMe and the enterprise, see “Apple’s
iMac helped revive his company. and they’re losing valuable input that they MobileMe, Designed for Consumers, Could
In 1996-97, the media pronounced could get from lots of people.” Be Potential Headache for IT Managers.”)
Apple all but dead. The company lost $878 But Jobs' mea culpa (however it To Gartner’s Dulaney, some of Apple’s
million in 1997, but under the renewed eventually came out in public) was a shrewd troubles were self-inflicted but, to a degree,
guidance of Steve Jobs, it earned $414 business move atypical of most CEOs, notes a bit out of executives’ and supply chain
million in 1998—its first profit in three Dulaney. planners’ control. “Apple has always made
years. Those results stemmed from both “It’s OK to have problems as long as great products, and they always expect to
reducing operating costs and from iMac you admit to them and fix them. In fact, be phenomenally successful at launch, but I
sales. And yet the iMac meant more than if you admit to them and fix them, it think the appetite in the public for this kind
just financial returns: the symbolic impact turns out to be an effect that creates more of product is probably surprising,” he says.
of Apple once again having an exciting, intense loyalty than you would expect,” he “It probably got away from them.”
innovative product marked a victory in the says. “I’ve seen a number of issues [with Historically, notes the AMR supply chain
hearts and the minds of the public, and it Apple] that would stop other vendors in report, Apple has had a reputation for
proved that Apple still had the chops to their tracks, and people are willing to give poor supply chain performance and was,
stay in business. Apple a break there.” at times, unable to handle the demands
Thanks to continued innovation in the of its rabid fan base, falling back on their
iMac line and beyond, Apple is now more Apple’s supply chain put to the test “forgiveness for mistakes.”
profitable than ever, and will likely continue In late May 2008, AMR Research But that, according to the analysts, was
to be so. But even with the iPhones, iPods, proclaimed Apple’s supply chain and all supposed to have changed.
and iTunes dominating today’s news, we digital distribution channels as tops in the
shouldn’t forget that Apple’s 21st century world. The iconic Mac, iPod and iPhone What, Apple, worry?
success can be traced directly back to maker took the number-one spot due to Even with the highly public failings on
iMac’s launch a decade ago. “an intoxicating mix of brilliant industrial the big launch on July 11, just three days
design, transcendent software interfaces later Apple boasted that it had sold more
Apple loses shine with and consumable goods that are purely than 1 million 3G iPhones and customers
networking, supply chain issues digital,” gushed the AMR analysts in the downloaded 10 million applications from
by Thomas Wailgum, CIO.com report ranking the world’s top 25 supply its new App Store during that first weekend.
In an internal company e-mail obtained chains. 3G iPhones were still running low or were
by several media outlets in early August, The analysts saluted Apple’s efforts with completely out of stock in many locations
Apple CEO Steve Jobs fessed up to the the original iPhone’s introduction to the in the United States and in the other 20
problems surrounding the company’s marketplace in 2007, noting that “Apple or so countries where the iPhone was on
summer product blitz. “It was a mistake could have stumbled meeting demand or sale.
to launch MobileMe at the same time as failed on quality. It did neither.” And while Apple might have taken
iPhone 3G, iPhone 2.0 software and the Just about a month and a half after a PR hit during the opening weekend
App Store,” Jobs wrote in the e-mail AMR published its report, Apple’s vaunted considering all the setbacks, Apple reported
“We all had more than enough to do,” supply chain and networks stumbled and record third-quarter earnings on July 21,
he added, “and MobileMe could have been failed under the crush of a complex and which excluded any new revenues from
delayed without consequence.” multiproduct rollout, beginning on July 11. the iPhone 3G, App Store or MobileMe
(which, unlike G-Mail, users have to pay link opens a Web page in your browser popular MacBook laptop. MacBooks have
for). Apple’s stock price dipped after the that does not appear to be affiliated with been hugely popular with high school
launch date but has rebounded to where it Apple or MobileMe (the other links in the and college students; Apple often refreshes
was on July 11. e-mail do point to pages on Apple's official those products in winter and spring in
A month after the launch in August, App Web site). preparation of the academic buying
Store users had downloaded more than 60 A check of the link information reveals season.
million programs for the iPhone, and Apple that it is registered to a personal Gmail In his note, Munster predicts that Apple
has sold an average of $1 million a day in account originating in Bacau, Romania. It will introduce a touch-screen enabled
applications for a total of about $30 million is unknown at this time if this is the person MacBook, but doubts it’ll see the light of
in sales during the month, Jobs told the who sent the e-mail, or if their identity had day until 2010. He also says that a “full
Wall Street Journal. Though Apple would been “spoofed” by the phisher. touch-screen MacBook” is coming, but
not confirm, one analyst stated that Apple In phishing scams, crooks send a phony, probably not for another two or three
had sold 3 million of the 3G iPhones. official-looking e-mail that tries to entice years.
On the physical supply chain side, Apple recipients into revealing private information Multi-touch, the technology Apple
and its provider partner AT&T are struggling such as passwords, social security numbers, incorporated into the iPhone and iPod
to keep up with demand, which could or credit card and banking account data. touch, is a “core differentiator of Apple
become even direr when Apple begins products,” said Munster—one that Apple
selling the 3Gs in 20 new countries starting A September surprise from wants to protect going forward.
on Aug. 22. AT&T stores, for instance, Apple? What all this means for a future Apple
haven’t been able to replenish in-store by Peter Cohen, Macworld.com event—if there is a future Apple event—
stocks since the July 11 launch and have a In a research note, Gene Munster remains to be seen. But we shouldn’t have
backlog on the devices that is running 13 predicts that Apple will have a special event to wait too long—September is just three
to 14 days, Computerworld reported. And next month that will focus attention on weeks away.
Apple just announced a new distribution new iPod and MacBook models.
partnership with Best Buy, beginning in That sort of speculation isn’t without Review: MobileMe 1.0
early September. some basis in reality. During Apple’s recent Overhauled .Mac service gets
To the CurrentAnalysis analysts, Avi quarterly conference call with financial pushy—and that’s a good thing
Greengart and Kathryn Weldon, snafus like analysts to discuss third-quarter results, by Jeff Carlson, Macworld.com
Apple’s recent troubles do not usually have chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer Synchronization is hard. It may sound
any long-term repercussions, they write indicated that Apple would, in this current simple: copy personal information, such as
in their report, “but this one may have quarter, experience a “significant product contacts and events, between computers
some effects, thanks to the outsized press transition.” and keep them all up to date. But over
coverage [that] Apple launches typically Munster suspects that Apple will increase the years we’ve seen sync programs that
command.” the capacity of the iPod shuffle—the music don’t quite work. I not-so-fondly remember
“Even the most ardent Appleophiles player doubled in size to 2GB in February— manually deleting hundreds of duplicate
may choose to wait a week or two before and may even redesign the iPod touch. But contacts from my Palm handheld years
purchasing new products the next time he doubts that Apple will radically redesign ago, and even now I run into records in
around,” note Greengart and Weldon. the entire iPod line. which separate companies and individuals
“This would not only spread out sales, it An Apple event in September focused were long ago squished together into the
could actually weaken them; the initial on the iPod wouldn’t be unprecedented. In same contact.
product rush would be less of an event, the fact, if recent history is any indication, that Apple has thrown resources at
PR impact and press coverage would be seems to be Apple’s month of choice for this problem over time, and the latest
muted, and thus, Apple’s brand would not introducing dramatic changes to the iPod incarnation, MobileMe, adds the capability
enjoy quite the same status and some sales line. After all, the event and its resulting to synchronize some data to devices and
could be lost.” product launches are timed to stir interest other Macs lickety-split, the way Microsoft’s
in Apple’s consumer electronics products Exchange Server performs in the corporate
Phishing scam targets MobileMe just before the holiday shopping season. world. (In fact, Apple calls MobileMe
by Peter Cohen, Macworld.com In the last three Septembers, Apple “Exchange for the rest of us.”) MobileMe
An e-mail purporting to be from Apple introduced the iPod nano in 2005; definitely comes closer to fulfilling the
alerting users to a billing problem is, in overhauled the shuffle, nano, and video- promise made by the six-year-old .Mac
fact, a phishing scam that’s targeting users capable iPods in 2006, and rolled out the (which it replaced), though it has more
of Apple’s online service, Macworld has third-generation iPod nano in 2007. Other than a few rough edges.
learned. September surprises in recent years have With an online service such as MobileMe,
The e-mail, forwarded to Macworld by a included partnerships with Motorola, car I’m writing about a moving target shortly
reader, looks like an official communication makers, the NFL, and Starbucks. after what turned out to be a disastrous
from Apple regarding MobileMe, the Laptop speculation was originally introduction. Not only was MobileMe rolled
company's subscription service that provides spurred by the launch of Centrino 2, Intel’s out at the same time as the iPhone 3G
users with a personal e-mail address, Web latest mobile platform, and the subsequent software update—which greatly strained
hosting, file sharing capabilities, and online musings over what chips might power Apple’s overwhelmed servers during the
data synchronization between Macs, future Mac laptops. (Apple updated both first days—the service ran into snags days
iPhones, and other devices. The e-mail its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines in before that when it was soft-launched in
states: “We were unable to process your late February, adding updated Core 2 Duo advance of its grand debut. The service was
most recent payment. Did you recently “Penryn” chips to both products.) frequently unavailable and synchronization
change your bank, phone number or credit Munster suspects Apple will probably often didn’t work properly. Apple
card?” Users are then invited to click on wait until next year before making any apologized for the snafus and extended all
a link to enter that information—but that significant changes to the enormously MobileMe subscriptions by 30 days. So, it’s
possible that the reliability of the service to create a new event in the calendar, and and that the service isn’t designed for
will improve over time. the times update as you drag. repeatedly signing in and out of multiple
Contacts and calendar events are accounts. A better option in my case (and I
Getting MobileMe updated shortly after changes are made suspect I’m not the only one doing this) is
Existing .Mac subscribers automatically on an iPhone and online when viewing to set up a separate user account on your
become MobileMe subscribers, and were your information at me.com. It usually took machine and sign in to other MobileMe
given a new email@example.com e-mail anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds or so for accounts there.
address. New accounts are available from the update to propagate throughout my Sync conflicts do arise when the same
Apple for $99 per year ($149 for a family accounts; to view the change at me.com I record has been changed at more than one
pack of five licenses), but you can also buy occasionally needed to refresh the page or source. In those cases, Apple’s approach
a boxed version that includes a registration click to another item, suggesting that my of displaying the troublemaking records
code from retailers like Amazon.com for browser may have been holding on to a side-by-side has always been helpful, but
less. cached version of the outdated record even I frequently want more information. On
Upgrading the software on the Mac is though the actual information had been several occasions I was notified of sync
oddly tricky, however. Under Leopard, the updated in the cloud. conflicts for values in records that appeared
Mac OS X Update for MobileMe 1.0 doesn’t iCal and Address Book records under identical. A modification date and time at
appear in Software Update. You must first Leopard are updated every 15 minutes (and least would be more helpful.
open the .Mac pane in System Preferences, therefore are not “pushed” when edited, a Mail also gets the quick-sync treatment
and after a minute or so, a dialog appears clarification Apple made after the launch; for iPhone owners, with messages being
informing you of the update. Only then Tiger syncs hourly). However, calendar and optionally delivered as they arrive, even
does Software Update make it available. address book updates sometimes applied when the phone is not active. I don’t
According to Apple, this unusual two-step regardless of the settings I chose in the need that type of always-on access to my
process was required to add the MobileMe MobileMe preference pane: with syncing e-mail, so the ping and buzz from the
imagery to the preference pane; future set to Manual, I still watched MobileMe iPhone indicating new mail was a frequent
updates will be available just via Software occasionally reach out for updates surprise. For people who need to be more
Update. on its own, though the behavior was plugged in than I do, this MobileMe feature
Users running Tiger won’t see a inconsistent. will be welcome.
MobileMe update at all, even though the It’s one thing to just copy an updated Synchronizing data between machines
service works under Mac OS X 10.4.11 contact or event from one machine to is largely unchanged for people who want
(except for Back to My Mac and some sync another; the real test is whether MobileMe to replicate one environment as much as
options, which are Leopard-only features). can synchronize more granular data such possible on two machines. In my testing, full
Although I didn’t run into any problems as specific fields within a contact record. synchronization didn’t always happen right
with syncing under Tiger, several reports in To test, I updated a contact’s Work phone away after I’d changed my information,
Apple’s discussion forums advise deleting number field in three separate locations (in particularly with Mail accounts (creating
.Mac preference files if you encounter Address Book, on an iPhone, and on the and deleting an account); performing a
problems (in the Finder, go to [home]/ Web), which resulted in no errors when manual sync on both computers several
Library/Preferences and look for files with the changes were synchronized among the times finally made the correct configuration
“com.apple.dotmac” in the names). other devices. I edited the Web version only stick.
I recommend making a backup copy of a few seconds after the iPhone’s version, Also, MobileMe does not currently sync
your Address Book and iCal (or Entourage) and the iPhone was almost immediately published or subscribed iCal calendars
data before upgrading, just to be safe. To updated to the Web version’s number. to iPhones or me.com. (An Apple tech
avoid initial data munges, it’s a good idea In fact, after syncing dozens of times note points out that calendars are, in fact,
to also use the Reset Sync Data option in over the course of a few days, I ran into synchronized—it’s just the events in the
the Preference pane. serious trouble only once. On my Mac, I calendars that don’t show up, which isn’t
signed out of my MobileMe account so helpful.)
Quick syncing I could sign in with my mother-in-law’s
In essence, MobileMe is a rebranded account (I convinced her to use MobileMe MobileMe on the Web
.Mac (without, thankfully, the initial period so that I could access her machine remotely The most visible part of MobileMe is
in the name, though the name itself may using Back to My Mac, whose features are the Web presence at me.com, which takes
take some getting used to), but the service unchanged). After performing some remote advantage of advanced Web technologies
offers one stellar feature that may convince troubleshooting for her, I signed back into to come very close to replicating a desktop
new people to subscribe. Some information my MobileMe account and changed a application.
can now be synchronized among devices contact’s phone numbers in Address Book Me.com gives you access to your mail,
as it changes. Under .Mac, data would get and on the Web for testing. contacts, calendars, Web gallery, and iDisk,
updated only during a synchronization However, signing off and then back as well as account settings. Using the
event (initiated manually or on an automatic in again turned off my sync settings and modules is surprisingly interactive. You can
schedule). That left gaps of time where unchecked each item in the preference now edit published galleries on the Web,
a record could be updated in different pane, and MobileMe thought I was signing such as dragging photos to reorder them;
ways on several machines, leading to sync in on a different computer. Enabling syncing changes you make online are synchronized
conflicts. Now, your data resides in a “cloud” prompted me to confirm that this was the to the galleries you originally set up in your
(which, in reality, probably resembles less same computer, but all of the updated desktop application (like iPhoto).
fluffy vapor and more distributed clusters phone numbers appeared within the test With the MobileMail Calendar, you
of Apple servers), and changed records are contact’s record. can use your mouse to drag events to
updated on all devices as soon as possible. Apple acknowledged that the company reschedule them, or extend duration by
The MobileMe Web interface is is being “conservative” by disabling syncing dragging an event’s borders—with .Mac,
wonderfully interactive; just click and drag by default when you sign into your account, you had to use a dialog box to enter
such information. In fact, the MobileMail copy window now accurately displays the
Calendar performs better than iCal under transfer progress (a little annoyance in AUGUST! BARBEQUE!
Leopard in some ways. For example, you .Mac that always bugged me).
just double-click an event to edit its details; One iDisk feature, which would act as
in iCal, you double-click the event to view an alternative to e-mail by letting you share The COMUG BBQ is an event we all
the details, and then must click Edit to large files via linked message, has yet to be look forward to, and it happens TONIGHT.
make changes. implemented. This is the night when COMUGgers
The site uses advanced Web technologies will consume mass quantities of salmon
to provide an interactive experience, such MobileMissing burgers, hamburgers, bratwurst, hot dogs,
as dragging an event’s top or bottom edge Retrofitting .Mac to become MobileMe etc. Adult Beverages and Soda are welcome
to change its time and duration. Keyboard involved abandoning several pieces but bring your own.
shortcuts abound using the Control key, on the shop floor. iCards are gone—I Also, if your last name ends with A - M
such as Control-N to create a new outgoing suppose the avalanche of poor-quality please bring a small side dish or salad and
message or Control-Shift-R to reply-all in Flash animated cards at other sites finally last names N - Z bring a dessert.
MobileMe Mail. You may forget you’re proved overwhelming. Publishing photos
using a Web browser. as .Mac slides (where your images could
As a result, you need to be running act as someone else’s screen saver), and
Web software that fully supports AJAX Web access to bookmarks are also gone,
3, OmniWeb 5.7, and Camino 1.6.1 all between Macs.
worked fine for me, while Opera 9.5 .Mac Groups can no longer be created,
and Flock were denied entrance. Under though you can still use existing groups.
Windows, Safari 3 and Firefox 2 and higher And HomePage, which was supplanted by The Hess
are recommended; Internet Explorer 7 will Web Gallery, continues to function. Mountain Residence
work, with some caveats, and Explorer 6 is And although customers who signed up View Mall
not supported. for e-mail-only .Mac accounts can renew
MobileMe now includes 20GB of that service, an e-mail-only plan is not an
combined e-mail and file storage (double option with new MobileMe accounts. Mo
that of the last .Mac plan) for individuals, MobileMe got off to a sputtering start, sta
r i ve
or 40GB for the $149 Family Pack. You can and there are still clearly some kinks to work
also purchase additional storage for either out (the system status updates at www.
plan. apple.com/support/mobileme/ provide an
Transferring files between your computer idea of how the service is doing). But with 97 Empire Ave.
ir e Av e .
and iDisk finally doesn’t feel as sluggish as in MobileMe more closely tied to the iPhone
the .Mac days; I found copying to my iDisk now, I expect—I hope—Apple will solidify
roughly equivalent to copying the same the service.
amount of data to my ISP. And the Finder
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