Report: .Mac updates imminent, Mac OS X 10.4.3 to pack ‘hundreds of fixes’

“It appears Apple will soon update its .Mac internet services to include a handful of new features,” AppleInsider reports. “The company this month recalled all unsold retail copies of .Mac from its distribution channels, sources said. Refreshed .Mac retail boxes are expected to begin shipping to retail outlets shortly. The new version is expected to add the long-rumored Backup 3.0 application and a slew of Dashboard Widgets made exclusively for .Mac subscribers.”

Additionally, AppleInsider reports, “Apple continues to develop the next maintenance release to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, which will pack an abnormal number of bug fixes. Rumor has it the company just finished work on Mac OS X 10.4.3 build 8F20, which should make its way to developers momentarily.”

Full article (which also contains the image from Apple’s emailed invitation to the Sept 7th special music event) here.

Related MacDailyNews articles:
RUMOR: Apple prepping Backup 3 ‘Predator’ – major upgrade for .Mac members – June 21, 2005
Apple releases new .Mac features exclusively for Mac OS X Tiger users – April 29, 2005

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32 Comments

  1. .MAC is an anemic offering in its current form. Anything they can add to make it worth a visit will be great. I wish it would evolve into a homepage with all sorts of cool features instead of a short list of boring technologies that probably make it one of Apple’s least-visited sites. What I would love to see is online gaming integration. Anything fun. Anything!!!!

  2. Too late. Since I have several other e-mail accts, .Mac is no longer worth the cost.

    Magic Word = “learned” as in, I learned the hard way that .Mac is not worth the cost (at least for what I need)

  3. Bug fixes? Huh? I thought OSX was perfect.

    Maybe Apple is actually putting in some bugs so that it can take over the industry like M$ did. After all people do like pain.

    There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

  4. Maybe Apple doesn’t adhere to the old adage – “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Of course, there being no such thing as “perfect” in this world I’m quite happy that Apple continuously improves on the seemingly perfect, which is one of the reasons for the company’s spectacular success.

  5. I gave .Mac a try because I wanted to sync my home and work iCal. Every time I tried I received “Unable to sync with .Mac at this time. Please try again later.” This only happened when I tried to sync iCal… Address Book and Safari sync’d fine. Until .Mac can get this little nasty bug fixed, I’m keeping my C-Note.

  6. .Mac is great if you have more than one Mac and want to keep data synchronized between them without having to actually hook them together. I use the iDisk service to keep data synched up between my two iMacs and Powerbook. Makes life easy. I always hated it when I used Windows and had bookmarks on one system in my browser that were not available on another syste (or even on a system that isn’t owned by me). With .Mac I always have access to my mail, addresses, bookmarks and other files and data.

  7. thats it, im switching to Windows. i rather have one massive update that has all 1000000000 fixes and call it a service pack instead of a whole bunch of different versions of the OSjust to fix the whole 100 problems!!!!!

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