“Apple has begun adopting the ‘iCloud’ name within several products currently under development, suggesting the appropriately labeled moniker is indeed the frontrunner for the company’s soon-to-debut Internet cloud service, which will span beyond streaming music,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“According to people familiar with the matter, Apple is prepping beta versions of both iOS 5.0 and Mac OS X Lion ahead of its annual developers conference that integrate with a service dubbed ‘iCloud,’ enabling users to sync and store much of the same information they currently can with the company’s existing MobileMe service, such as bookmarks, email, contacts and iCal events,” Jade reports.
Jade reports, “Evidence seen by AppleInsider suggests the service will go beyond music, and could be the central component of a revamped Apple’s existing MobileMe service. To this end, reports dating back to February characterized Apple’s plans future internet service plans as including a digital “locker” that would hold all of a users personal memorabilia, including photos, music and videos.”
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