Apple’s iCloud storage and syncing service now available

“As promised, Apple has launched its cloud-based storage and syncing service, iCloud, to the public today,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET.

“Users who have an Apple ID can go to and sign in to the service,” Reisinger reports. “Users can view, add, or change Contacts, input events into Calendar, and store documents in the cloud with the help of the platform’s iWork application.”

Reisinger reports, “In addition, users who have an iPhone can use iCloud to find the device, and view it on a map. That application also features the ability to remotely lock or wipe the device in the event the handset has been stolen or misplaced.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: iOS devices must be running iOS 5 beta 5. Macs must be running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Seed and iCloud for OS X Lion beta 6, Windows PCs should be recycled and users should upgrade to Macs. Failing that, they must be running Windows Vista or later, Outlook 2007 or later and iCloud Control Panel for Windows beta 4. Users with developer accounts can access these betas or wait for the public releases soon.


  1. …and while Apple burns its time with its latest and greatest technology, those of us who haven’t gone out to buy OS X Lion or the latest Apple devices can’t even get e-mail (from Whoppi! Aren’t we lucky!

  2. Can anyone comment: will iCloud let new mac users sign up for a new account in this process? Apple shut down the sign-up process for MobileMe, so there is no way for new users to “sign up” to then be transitioned / moved over to iCloud…

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