.Mac si rinnova e cambia nome ?

dotma.jpgL'ultima news della settimana è stata il presunto rinnovamente dei servizi .Mac, accompagnati dall'ipostesi del cambio del loro nome in MobileMe. A suffragare tale ipotesi sono emersi una grande quantità di indizi, dalla descrizione che accompagna il marchio registrato alle modalità di registrazione del dominio, fino a stringhe presenti nei file dell'SDK relativo all'iPhone. Scopriamo un pò di dettagli …

Momentaneamente le lasciamo in inglese, così come riportate da 9to5Mac:

– Apple filed an application for the Mobile Me trademark in January 2006. (Source, Daring Fireball).
– The Mobile Me URL was transferred to one of Apple’s favourite domain
registrars, Mark Monitor, on 11 January, 2007. It was parked on 13
January, 2007.
– Mark Monitor serves up to half the Fortune 500 companies, and was
last widely discussed in connection with Apple earlier this year when
it purchased the following domains on behalf of Apple: MacBookAir.net,
MacBookAir.org, MacBookAir.us, MacBookAir.info, MacBookAir.biz.
– These domains were registered on Apple’s behalf (as it turned out) by
Mark Monitor just before the Macworld keynote this year, when Apple
introduced the MacBook Air.
– Mark Monitor is also the registrant of record for Apple.com, iPhone.com and numerous additional Apple URLs.
– Today’s reports all claim Apple to have carefully hidden code within
Mac OS X 10.5.3 that would enable the company to rename .Mac and its
services with a subsequent update.
– Current rumours suggest .Mac is set to be revised with a host of new
features, including ‘push’ email. It has also recently been claimed
Apple will abandon its .Mac trademark in preference for a non-Mac-based
mark in order to offer a version of its service to Windows users.
– Given Apple’s focus on mobile phones with iPhone, is it possible the
company plans to finally enable portability of a user’s Home folder? If
it does, will it make this a feature of .Mac, under the Mobile Me
trademark?

Anche la descrizione che accompagna la registrazione del marchio MobileMe lascia pochi dubbi:
“Telecommunication services; electronic transmission and retrieval of
data, images, audio, video and documents, including text, cards,
letters, messages, mail, animations, and electronic mail, over local or
global communications networks, including the internet, intranets,
extranets, television, mobile communication, cellular and satellite
networks; electronic transmission of computer software over local or
global communications networks, including the internet, intranets,
extranets, television, mobile communication, cellular, and satellite
networks; electronic mail services; facsimile transmission; web site
portal services; providing access to databases and local or global
communications networks, including the internet, intranets, extranets,
television, mobile communication, cellular, and satellite networks;
internet service provider services; message transmission services,
namely, electronic transmission of messages; telecommunication services
for the dissemination of information by mobile telephone, namely the
transmission of data to mobile telephones; mobile telephone
communication services.” (Fonte citata da 9to5Mac: Daring Fireball).

Se tutto ciò non bastasse in molti file dell'iPhone SDK è stato trovato il termine "MobileMe".

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