“Next week, Apple will unveil its much-anticipated iCloud service at its annual developer conference, WWDC. Apple even put out a press release this morning pre-announcing the service—something it almost never does,” Erick Schonfeld writes for Seeking Alpha.
Here is what we know so far (or at least what we think we know):
1. iCloud will include a music locker that mirrors your iTunes collection online and makes it available via streaming to any device. But as I’ve argued, it needs to be much more than this.
2. It will be more than just music. In fact, iCloud will likely replace Apple’s so-so MobileMe service.
3. Not only that, iCloud could be baked right into iOS 5, which will also be announced at WWDC.
4. Once it’s baked into the OS, any number of new iCloud services can be launched in the future, such as a location service for friends and family.
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Joe Architect” for the heads up.]
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