Reports are coming in from across the US that many Apple Stores are low on stock or completely out of AirPort wireless devices, suggesting that a refresh of the popular wireless routers might be on its way soon.
It should come as no surprise since Apple pre-announced their cloud storage offering earlier this week, but the company is now officially in control of iCloud.com.
UBS analyst Maynard Um increased his 12-month price target for AAPL shares to $510, up from $495, based mainly on the potential of Apple as yet unreleased iCloud service. Um believes that the services will include easy and “seamless” music streaming.
Patently Apple reports that Apple has applied for the iCloud trademark in Europe. While this should come as a shock to no-one, it’s good news that Apple’s swiftly getting all their ducks in a row.
According to a report citing “a source with some success in the past,” it seems that the upcoming iCloud, widely expected to replace MobileMe and offer additional features, will have tiered educational pricing, possibly even being free to students and teachers, or with the purchase of Apple products.
According to a report from AppleInsider, OS x 10.7 Lion, widely expected to be released (or at least get an official release date) on June 6 at WWDC, may be priced very aggressively, similar to the pricing for Snow Leopard. Reports also indicate it might include some iCloud features for free.
Apple has officially announced Steve Jobs will be the Keynote Speaker for WWDC 2011 next week to unveil the much anticipated iOS 5 software release as well as the iCloud online storage offering and OS X Lion.
If you’re a user of Apple’s MobileMe, and you’re coming up for renewal, you just might want to hold off for a while. Apple’s World-Wide Developer Conference is in just a few days, starting on June 6, and there’s some chance the service will see a (possibly cheaper) update there.
BusinessWeek reports that Apple’s new digital music service, which many think may be called iCloud, will scan a user’s iTunes library and mirror all of those songs on its own servers. They cite three people “familiar with the matter” as their source.
Greg Sandoval of CNet is reporting that Apple may announce their Cloud based streaming service at next month’s WWDC event. Sandoval claims that negotiations between Apple and music publishers are at the cusp of conclusion.
Apple has reached a licensing agreement with Sony Music for users to stream music from the much anticipated iCloud service, according to Bloomberg. Expect Apple to eliminate the need to upload music libraries.
CNET reports that Apple has reached an agreement with EMI over the launch of the much-fabled iCloud music service that may come furth at WWDC this June. They also point out that the last two agreements – with Sony and Universal – are well underway.
As more and more information arises concerning Apple and their seemingly impending marriage to the Cloud, it’s of particular interest that they seem to have begun using yet another new data center, this time in Santa Clara, CA.
It seems clear that Apple is interested in and targeting cloud technology – a new advancement (in the form of an Apple job listing) suggests that Apple will begin working on advanced media streaming technology in the near future.
CultofMac reports that Apple may be scheduling secret retail employee meetings on May 28, and speculates that the meetings could have something to down with OS X 10.7 Lion, or even the release of the iCloud service.