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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,...
10-08-2011, 04:45 PM #1
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!
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10-08-2011, 04:52 PM #2
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.
10-08-2011, 04:52 PM #3
.....can't wait?Nothing in life is easy.
10-08-2011, 05:18 PM #4
WTF is iCloud, its interests me not so whatever....
10-08-2011, 05:24 PM #5
I want my iTunes match!
10-08-2011, 05:24 PM #6
10-08-2011, 05:29 PM #7
Your kidding right??^
Icloud is awesome.
10-08-2011, 05:44 PM #8
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".
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10-08-2011, 05:56 PM #9
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10-08-2011, 06:00 PM #10
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.
10-08-2011, 06:05 PM #11
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!
10-08-2011, 06:11 PM #12
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.
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10-08-2011, 06:15 PM #13
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.
10-08-2011, 06:17 PM #14
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.
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10-08-2011, 06:27 PM #15
I already have iCloud for free since I'm on iOS5 MasterCopy
10-08-2011, 06:51 PM #16
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10-08-2011, 06:59 PM #17
I am pretty excited for iCloud.
10-08-2011, 07:21 PM #18
10-08-2011, 09:05 PM #19
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
10-08-2011, 10:05 PM #20