Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Apple next: MobileMe becomes the iPad host peripheral

I've noted that the iPad will be a computer for people who are poor. I've predicted that Apple will turn on Facebook (their friend today, but so was Google, once). I've noted that MobileMe more closely resembles OS X server than it does Google Apps.

Now, for my next prediction [1] - related to all of the above.

Within a year Apple will make MobileMe an iPhone back-end peripheral. When they do that iPhone users will not need a local copy of iTunes (PC or Mac), and they won't need an ISP. After that Apple will make MobileMe into a Facebook competitor.

Next year's iPad will come with a starter MobileMe subscription.

[1] I'm a dreadful prognosticator, but it doesn't stop me. I'm often right in the long run, but usually premature.

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