“Apple has enjoyed a strong position for several years in the mobile-computing shift that one might argue it kicked off, but there has been a glaring hole in its strategy,” Tom Krazit writes for paidContent. “It’s looking more and more like 2011 might finally be the year in which Apple gets the Web.”
“There have been a host of reports lately about Apple’s plans for something that is being called iCloud, in line with Apple’s affinity for the letter ‘i,'” Krazit writes. “For starters, Apple has been putting the finishing touches on a state-of-the-art data center in North Carolina for several months. It managed to recently acquire the iCloud.com domain name. References to iCloud have been discovered inside developer preview code for Mac OS X Lion, the next version of its operating system for the Mac. AppleInsider believes that the company is readying a combination music-locker/file storage/syncing service that would take Apple’s half-baked Web product, MobileMe, and bring it into the 21st century.”
Krazit writes, “All the announcements that might arrive over the next several months from Apple, like Mac OS X Lion or the iPhone 5 or even another iPad, its Web-services strategy could potentially change the game in more ways than the hardware or software released in 2011.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “GetMeOnTop” for the heads up.]