A new Steve Jobs e-mail response has popped up which may cause a few headaches for some Mac users. Apparently, a MacRumors reader has contacted the site to note that Steve Jobs replied to an e-mail that they sent to Jobs about the future of iWeb given the discontinuation of MobileMe in 2012. Jobs replied in his traditionally succinct style, explaining that the user would have to find alternative methods of designing and hosting websites.
“Q: Dear Mr. Jobs,
Will I need to find an alternative website builder and someone to host my sites?
I have invested a lot of time and effort and the thought of re-training sucks more than mobileme ever did.
Sent from my iPhone
iWeb, the Apple web design and management program that is part of iLife, has not been given a refresh for a while, prompting some users to speculate that Apple had lost interest in the program and was thinking of discontinuing it. Certainly, the increase in popularity of WordPress and Blogger websites are likely to have impacted highly on iWeb. When iLife ’11 was released, many users had hoped for updates to iWeb at the same time, but Apple continued to bundle the 2009 version of the program.
While the new iCloud service from Apple has been reported to initially focus on media and music, the service, launching this Fall in the USA and internationally at later dates, will replace MobileMe in terms of device syncing and cloud data storage. iWeb, a program that has not held a strong reputation in the past, is obviously not part of that strategy.