“The vision we have of Apple and its cloud plans is tantalizing: seamless access to all your files and multimedia content using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or other supported device. Be prepared for disappointment,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld.
“Even with Apple’s heap big data center, the mobile networks just aren’t ready to carry all this data,” Evans reports. “This makes it inevitable these services will be primarily Wi-Fi only It also means Apple will introduce its cloud-based services incrementally.”
Evans reports, “Apple has a huge data center in North Carolina and is creating other huge centers internationally. Leading its data center push, Apple has hired Kevin Timmons away from Microsoft. Apple is expected to offer iTunes services, video streaming, voice recognition and navigation services and enhanced Mobile Me services via the center. The latter may even include powerful new features to let you access your Home folder via the cloud. These all sound like great implementations, enabling users to access everything that most matters to them using their choice of Apple device. But network coverage will be the big bugbear…”
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MacDailyNews Take: Here’s hoping that whatever Apple does, it’ll be nothing like their FUBAR MobileMess launch.