Apple has extended its “Every Mac needs .Mac” promotion and renamed it A must have for Mac users. The deal (which ended Sept. 27 until its previous name) now runs Jan. 7-Dec. 27, 2003.
The promo — good only in the U.S. — offers customers a one-year .Mac membership for US$69.95 (after a mail-in rebate) with the purchase of a Mac. The normal yearly subscription price is $99.
With .Mac, you get Virex anti-virus protection, automatic backup software, 100MB of online storage, .Mac Mail, Mac-to-Mac synchronization with iSync, online calendar sharing with iCal, and Web site creation and hosting services. Apple also runs occasional specials for .Mac subscribers, such as the recent offer of a free copy of iBlog, a free VersionTracker Plus subscription and a US$30 discount on SmartDisk hard drives.