Apple has gone public with their iOS 7 inspired redesign of iCloud.com. The site has had a complete facelift, taking much of it’s new design cues from Apple’s iOS 7 operating system, due to be released on Wednesday.
It appears that Apple’s iWork for iCloud public beta has been so popular, that Apple has had to begun limiting access. So, that was totally unexpected, huh?
Apple has opened up the “iWork for iCloud” beta to all iCloud.com users, allowing them the chance to try out browser-based versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
Apple’s iCloud system status webpage shows multiple services down for some users. The services include iMessage, Backup, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud, and Photo Journals. According to the webpage, the outage began around 12:30 AM ET.
Apple has just given their iCloud beta site a pretty dramatic makeover – and they took a leaf out of the iOS 7 design book to do it! As first noted by 9to5Mac, the beta.icloud.com site, available to all registered Apple developers and many consumers who have been invited to participate, has been completely redesigned with a flatter, smoother iOS 7-inspired look.
Apple is sending out emails to former MobileMe users that the free 20GB of extra storage they’ve been receiving since the transition to iCloud will be reduced to the standard 5GB plan on September 30th.
Apple’s iWork for iCloud beta has been available to developers for over a month – but according to 9to5Mac, Apple is now inviting non-developers to begin testing the new cloud-based document editing suite as well. Emails intercepted by 9to5Mac reveal that users are being asked to test out the new service and provide feedback to Apple on its functionality.
Apple recently introduced its iWork for iCloud beta during the Worldwide Developers Conference. Soon after, the company began sending invitations to try out the cloud based apps to registered developers.
Apple has made the iWork for iCloud versions of Pages, Keynote and Numbers available to registered developers as a beta release. The new, browser-based version of Apple’s popular office suite was announced on Monday at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
Today, Apple unveiled a new version of iWork, and this time, it’s all based on the cloud – iCloud, that is! iWork for iCloud brings Apple’s full productivity suite to your browser, complete with full compatibility with Microsoft Office, the ability to create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and more.
Also announced at WWDC 2013 are new features coming to OS X Mavericks. In the next major version of OS X, users will be able to access Apple’s Maps and iBooks platforms, and can also use iCloud to cloud-sync password and login information.
Among the many updates delivered in Apple’s recent quarterly conference call, the company noted that iCloud is now up to an impressive 300 million users – that’s a 20% increase from the 250 million reported last quarter, and a 200% increase from the 100 million users reported one year ago.
Some users of Apple’s online services might be having problems accessing certain areas of the service.
A number of users are experiencing problems as an outage of Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime services has occurred. Downtime is currently nearing two hours as of the time of this article.
While Apple’s Reno, NV data center project was thought to just be in the planning stages, it turns out that the initial piece of the project is just days from going online.
Apple cloud services are certainly not without fault – for instance, the system has experience more outages than any of its competitors. According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, however, that hasn’t prevented iCloud from becoming the most-used cloud service in the U.S.!