.Mac To Be Revamped Alongside iPhone 2.0?!


Updating yesterday's story about .Mac getting the push-email treatment in iPhone 2.0, TUAW's tipsters are back with this little gem:

According to our anonymous tipster, .Mac will undergo a complete revamp that will coincide with the iPhone 2.0 launch (which everyone expects to occur at WWDC 08).

Again with the asking and receiving, eh?

Rumored highlights for the updated .Mac include full wireless (cell + wifi?) calendar, contacts, and email (an Apple Exchange anyone?) and .Mac support for -- you guessed it! -- Windows.

First El Jobso gives PC users a cool glass of iTunes and iPhone, and now a possible consumer-centric push service.

Did I mention how June can't come fast enough yet?

Rene Ritchie

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impaler says:

Sweet! I've always wanted .mac to be useful...now it might actually happen!

Rene Ritchie says:

I use .Mac to sync my laptop and desktop (er... TV top?), and Back-to-My-Mac quite a bit. However, I do think there's a ton of room for improvement. I'm not sure Apple has the engineering resources to push out everything all at once, so they focus on a few and let the rest languish, which is where .Mac seems to be.
However, the cloud if not the future is a huge part of the future and my bet is Apple starts to step .Mac up to be their slice of the pie.