“The year began with news that Apple was working on a new cloud-based safety-deposit box followed by an iTunes Cloud service before it was officially unveiled weeks later,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Then in August Apple introduced us to future iCloud based printing services,” Purcher reports. “Well, today’s patent application as revealed by the US Patent and Trademark Office, interestingly reveals how Apple is using a ‘librarian Service’ on iOS devices to coordinate iCloud services and also create unique user credentials effortlessly.”

Purcher reports, “But more interesting perhaps is that the patent reveals that storage in the 1TB range is already on Apple’s roadmap – and that certainly paves the way for the Post PC era’s entry of the Network Computer – plain and simple.”

Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application diagrams, here.