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Rumor: Apple to increase .Mac, iDisk storage to 30GB at Macworld

David Chartier

MacDailyNews uncovered a digg post that contains some interesting video 'proof' that Apple could soon update the storage size of their .Mac and iDisk storage space to a whopping 30GB. Granted, we all know how easily stuff like this can be faked these days, but the video demonstrates mounting a user's iDisk both through Mac OS X and then using the Apple's iDisk Utility on Windows (via Parallels). When the iDisk is mounted on Windows, its total capacity is reported as a surprising 30GB, significantly greater than the standard 1GB (upgradeable to 2 and 4GB for extra yearly fees) it currently includes.

Considering the surmounting criticism .Mac is falling under these days, this massive boost in size - and of course the obvious speculation of the new features that would accompany it - could be a significant boon to .Mac membership and sales.

At the least, you might want to make sure you print out a Keynote Bingo card with a .Mac slot, as I think *some* sort of update, per our predictions, is a shoe-in for Tuesday's Keynote.
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As a multimedia student in Denver, CO, David Chartier has his hands in the design, web and Apple industries. After his first IBM PC in high-school got him hooked, Dave hit the ground running - tinkering with just about everything you can do with and to a computer. After getting into design school and catching the Apple bug in 2001, Dave's obsessions focused on what's coming next in the worlds of graphic, video and web design. On the rare occasion Dave is without his MacBook Pro, you'll probably find him either on his snowboard in Breckenridge or a local bike trail.