Apple’s iCloud service found in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion codenamed ‘Castle’

“The guys over at have found something new in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, codenamed ‘Castle’, it looks like it refers to Apple’s new iCloud service, and apparently Apple intends to use the service for more than just streaming music,” Roland Hutchinson reports for Geeky Gadgets.

“Considering that Apple recently purchased the domain name ‘, for a reported $4.5 million, it looks like Apple’s new cloud base service will end up being called iCloud,” Hutchinson reports.

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]


  1. Given the poor price-performance record of iTools/.Mac/MobileMe, I hope Apple wasn’t thinking about yet another rook when they chose iCloud’s codename.

  2. I like how you call it a ‘cloud based service’ as if that actually means something. Cloud just means the server is online, and the data is served via Wifi. It doesn’t tell us anything about what exactly is being served.

    We have been dreaming of this ‘thin client’ for a million years… Essentially ‘logging in’ to your home PC from something portable (like a Tablet). For that Apple would have to merge iOS and OS X so the UI’s were compatible…..


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