RUMOR: Apple to increase .Mac iDisk storage to 30GB

“Apple is going to announce a storage upgrade on Macworld 2007,” according to a post on Digg.

“In Windows, the iDisk storage capacity is over 30GB (over 30000MB), but in Finder in MacOSX it is only 128MB big. I think Apple is trying to ‘hide’ the upgrade until Macworld, but did not managed to ‘trick’ Windows to hide the storage upgrade,” explains “magsy1” on Digg.

“magsy1” also posted proof via YouTube:

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s US$99.95 .Mac Mail and iDisk combined storage is currently 1GB, upgradeable to 2GB for an additional $49.95 per year. We’re skeptical. It would take take next-to-nothing for Apple to upgrade .Mac storage at anytime, so there’s no reason why Apple would have to turn it on early and go through such machinations to keep it “secret.”

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Scarbro” and “mango” for the heads up.]

43 Comments

  1. While it makes sense that dot mac storage is increased if media files etc are to be stored there, I think this could just be a case that Windows messed up with its volume size calculation. I mean we’ve never heard of Windoze messing up before!

  2. I think it’s related to iTV. .Mac will act as a Tivo instead of putting a hard drive into iTV. That way, copyrighted material can be protected by Apple and make the studios happy enough to let Apple do what they want.

  3. “Can you imagine how long it would take to transfer 30GB of data over an Internet connection?”

    Gavin, not that long actually… you sound like you are still on a dial-up… or have a crappy truncated asymmetrical broadband connection that limits your upload bandwidth… time to get a bigger pipe my friend

    [sent to you on a 12Mb symmetrical fiber-optic pipe, cost less than $50/per month… courtesy of Paxio, and it’s scaleable to a Gigbit symmetrical pipe! yeah baby!]

    fiber-to-the-curb folks the way of the future!

    http://www.paxio.com/home.php?link=Internet

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