Following the cross-platform success of the iPod and iPhone, Apple is to abandon its Mac-only online services in favour of a multi-OS collection of applications and software.

Apple has carelessly let slip this secret in the code to its recent update to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

And our friends at Macworld have deduced that this is because Apple reckons that the current name of ".Mac" would be rather a silly one to offer Windows users.

Also, maybe these services will be rolled out for all users of the iPhone and iPod touch at the forthcoming Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June - when Apple CEO Steve Jobs is expected to announce the 3G iPhone, packing faster Internet access and tons of third-party applications in the world's smartest smartphone... plus the above services from Apple.

RIP .Mac, hello dot whatever...