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  • Mac OS X Lion and iTunes May Get iCloud before iOS 5

    Your Mac may see iCloud support before your iDevice does.

    iOS 5 was announced to be rolling out this week on Wednesday, October 12. Along with iOS 5 comes iCloud, an integrated system that allows you to move your information back and forth between your devices. iCloud will allow you to share photos, documents, calendars, and numerous other forms of information that you use to manage your day. Right now, iCloud is in Golden Master status with iOS 5 Golden Master, iCloud for Windows Golden Master, and Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Combo Golden Master.

    According to a Japanese blog, Macotakara, iCloud for Mac OS X Lion is expected to become available for Mac users Monday or Tuesday of this week; one or two days before iOS 5 comes out.

    It's unknown whether or not it will require you to update Mac OS X Lion to version 10.7.2 to use iCloud, although developers have been test-driving iCloud in the Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Golden Master, and betas before that. These pre-releases have been compatible with the beta and Golden Master versions of iOS 5.

    This Wednesday we will certainly see iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, iTunes 10.5, and iCloud for Windows.

    Are you excited for iCloud? Share below!

    Sources: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mac OS X Lion and iTunes May Get iCloud before iOS 5 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
      ZOMGVTEK -
      iCloud works just dandy on my iOS5 GM. I would imagine the service is up and running strong, so its not like it would be crazy to drop it for OS X before the iOS release date.
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      .....can't wait?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      WTF is iCloud, its interests me not so whatever....
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I want my iTunes match!
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      WTF is iCloud, its interests me not so whatever....
      Agreed! Does anyone actually even care about this iCloud?
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Your kidding right??^
      Icloud is awesome.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Why are y'all complaining about a FREE service?! OMG there is absolutely no pleasing some people. Apple is trying to make their users' lives easier... just because YOU might not find a use for it that doesn't make it any less important to the others. Metallica... I'm considering changing your user tag to "Negative Nancy".
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Why are y'all complaining about a FREE service?! OMG there is absolutely no pleasing some people. Apple is trying to make their users' lives easier... just because YOU might not find a use for it that doesn't make it any less important to the others. Metallica... I'm considering changing your user tag to "Negative Nancy".
      Nicely said
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      I have been using the Beta for a couple months now and it's actually pretty cool. It keeps my files and presentations in sync which makes life a little easier. Dropbox is is still my preference for certain files though.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      One feature I just learned about is remote restore [of a backup]. If you buy a new phone or have to swap yours for warranty or restore at a friend's house you have none of your contacts or info until you get home and sync to your home computer. With iCloud all you have to do is be on a WIFI network and enter your Apple ID and password and it syncs all your stuff back OTA from the last cloud backup!
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      One feature I just learned about is remote restore [of a backup]. If you buy a new phone or have to swap yours for warranty or restore at a friend's house you have none of your contacts or info until you get home and sync to your home computer. With iCloud all you have to do is be on a WIFI network and enter your Apple ID and password and it syncs all your stuff back OTA from the last cloud backup!
      You are correct sir, but it has nothing to do with iCloud on the Mac. iCloud on the Mac is for syncing files, presentation, docs, etc. iCloud on the phone does back up your phone once everyday unless you set it to "back up to computer." I hope that makes sense. When it comes to the backs up, it's almost like one or the other, I cloud or I tunes.

      I'll explain it this way, when you set your phone to back u to I cloud, the wi-fi sync option doesn't work. At least I haven't gotten it to work. When you set it to back up to the computer, I-cloud sync must be turned off.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Right... but those files sync to all your iDevices with iCloud using the same ID/Password. The docs and presentations you sync will show up on your iPhone too right?... isn't that kinda the point. iCloud on your Mac IS iCloud on your iPhone which IS iCloud on your iPad.. etc. It's a universal sync.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Yes, but syncing with iCloud is done with the "phone" only. You do not need to use I cloud on the computer to have automatic back ups. You are correct in that it is only for files, etc.

      I will add that it only works if the user is running pages, keynote, or numbers. I will post a screen shot when I get home. The UI looks exactly like one of the aforementioned apps just mentioned.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      I already have iCloud for free since I'm on iOS5 MasterCopy
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      You are correct sir, but it has nothing to do with iCloud on the Mac. iCloud on the Mac is for syncing files, presentation, docs, etc. iCloud on the phone does back up your phone once everyday unless you set it to "back up to computer." I hope that makes sense. When it comes to the backs up, it's almost like one or the other, I cloud or I tunes.

      I'll explain it this way, when you set your phone to back u to I cloud, the wi-fi sync option doesn't work. At least I haven't gotten it to work. When you set it to back up to the computer, I-cloud sync must be turned off.
      Don't argue with this guy, he can't be reasoned with and is a troll.
    1. ChSchuldiner's Avatar
      ChSchuldiner -
      I am pretty excited for iCloud.
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Don't argue with this guy, he can't be reasoned with and is a troll.
      Lol. I didn't even realize we were arguing. I honestly just though we were having a forum discussion.
    1. bckane's Avatar
      bckane -
      Im running OS5 on my iphone and ipad.......cloud work good on notes calendar photostremWIll I need to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion..............to have all working together. Im on iTunes 10.5
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bckane View Post
      Im running OS5 on my iphone and ipad.......cloud work good on notes calendar photostremWIll I need to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion..............to have all working together. Im on iTunes 10.5
      If you use Pages, Numbers, and keynote and would like them synced across all of your devices like your notes and photos then yes. If it isn't something you use frequently then no, you will not need it for notes, photos, etc. as for I cloud a, it is web based so I do not think users will need to be on lion.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gamemaster77 View Post
      Don't argue with this guy, he can't be reasoned with and is a troll.
      So because he can't be reasoned with he is a troll??

      iCloud is awesome... Period
      It's a great way to keep all your 'junk' on multiple devices.