.Mac may be one of Apple’s red-haired stepchildren in some regard: it’s not fully featured, it’s not moved much in terms of features or design since it made the transition from iTools. That, however, may be changing, as TUAW is reporting that the bandwidth ceiling for a .Mac account is now 1TB. This leaves me asking questions like, “Is Apple prepping .Mac for the vodcast revolution? Podcasting storage? Blogging?”
If Apple is really preparing to relaunch .Mac at Macworld SF in less than 10 days, this could be the beginning of that process. Giving people more bandwidth for monthly downloads allows people to think, “Hmmm, what should I be storing on my iDisk?”
The original reporting site suggests, though, that this was a temporary thing:
Readers have noted that the figure has now disappeared from view, the .Mac features list still says 3GB and always has, this quick removal brings us to think that this was more than it first appeared
Whether this hints toward a media center computer from Apple (which I don’t necessarily buy just from this data tidbit), or toward an expanded .Mac with blogging, vlogging, podcasting and other tools at the users’ fingertips, I would certainly find that more plausible as an explanation.
More bandwidth…what’s that mean?