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    Default Is Apple Hiding a Castle in The Clouds?


    An interesting find from France is raising speculation about what Apple has planned for the future of cloud storage and related "digital locker" products and services. All we can say for certain is that the current Mac OS X Lion developer preview hints at the most convincing evidence yet that something significant is in the works.

    French blog Consomac discovered the following in their comprehensive search through Lion's strings for tell-tale references to "Find My Mac," "iCloud," or "MobileMe": "Complete your Castle upgrade," and "Click OK to open System Preferences and complete your upgrade from MobileMe to Castle."

    According to MacRumors, which picked up on Consomac's find and sparked this latest round of speculation, "Castle" is what our French investigator friends think is code-name for Apple's long awaited (and frankly I'm tired of talking about it) cloud services that will eventually be renamed "iCloud" ahead of the next OS launch.

    Earlier this week we covered Apple's purported purchase of the iCloud.com domain for an estimated price tag of better than $4 million. When will we know for sure that anything cloud-esque is, indeed, on the horizon? I'm guessing WWDC. If we're not getting a new iPhone in June, something must be poised to wow us in its place. And it's a very, very safe bet at this point that the "something" in question will call the cloud its home.

    Source: Consomac, MacRumors

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    Cool

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    I should've registered icloud.com years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
    I should've registered icloud.com years ago
    That's what I was thinking. I could have just put up a few crude pictures of clouds... and waited.

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    I'll take a new iPhone over cloud.

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    Castle in the clouds? I can see Apple's servers being overwhelmed when they announce this and release it to the public (like what happens on every product launch).

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    Castle in a Cloud? Is this Les Miserables? That thought is in the lyrics...."There is a Castle on a Cloud / I like to go there in my sleep / not many floors for me to sweep / Not in my castle on a cloud"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
    Castle in the clouds? I can see Apple's servers being overwhelmed when they announce this and release it to the public (like what happens on every product launch).
    That's usually a result of AT&T not being properly prepares on their end rather than being a fault of Apple's.

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    Oh tell me why, do we build castles in the sky? Haha flashback to cascada lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Admlostsailor View Post
    Castle in a Cloud? Is this Les Miserables? That thought is in the lyrics...."There is a Castle on a Cloud / I like to go there in my sleep / not many floors for me to sweep / Not in my castle on a cloud"
    thats gonna be next ad's title music

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    Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
    I should've registered icloud.com years ago
    I believe they passed a law keeping people from hoarding domain names and trying to get money from companies for the name. Although Disney paid 4 million for Disney.com

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    just another progression...sweet! Amazon is already doing it. It's bound to happen...but i like the hype haha! Just a matter of WHEN...? :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcribb View Post
    Oh tell me why, do we build castles in the sky? Haha flashback to cascada lol


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    Erm, you mean Ian Van Dahl, no?! lol

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