The launch of the services appears to be a success. According to a press release issued today by Apple, in fact over 100,000 users have signed up for a subscription to the suite of Internet services.
"We are really excited – said Sina Tamaddon, vice president of Apple applications – to have reached and exceeded the 100,000 subscriber milestone. More than 1000 subscribers a day subscribe to our services, a number that proves that our users want to extend their digital life to the Internet too "
Recall that the launch of .Mac, which took place during the Macworld in New York and which involves the payment of $ 99.95 per year, was not painless.
The transformation of the services from free to payment has in fact aroused several controversies that have inflamed the newsgroups and forums dedicated to the Mac. The suspicion of various media that these controversies were also followed by a substantial failure of .Mac seems to be contradicted by the pitted figures from Apple.
.Mac services are free until the end of the month for all old iTools users who, again until the end of the month, pay only $ 49.95 for the first year if they decide to switch to .Mac.