updated 10:40 am EDT, Mon September 10, 2007
Euro .Mac speeds crippled?
Apple's European .Mac service, which offers customers online tools that integrate with the company's iLife and Mac OS X software, is apparently crippling transfer speeds for users downloading iWeb websites as well as images from Web galleries. Confused European .Mac subscribers are flocking to Apple's own online for answers to their slow transfers. Forum posters believe transfers from iDisks complete at full speed, but that downloads from European iWeb web sites as well as galleries are throttled down to 80KB/sec. One user notes that US .Mac users receive full speed transfers in all cases, leading him to question Apple's overseas policy and why Europeans paying for Apple's service must succumb to choked downloads from much of their online content.