With Apple expected to launch their iCloud service and iOS 5 any time on or after their October 4th media event, the company has apparently prematurely sent out Welcome to iCloud” emails to some users.
Apple reset all iCloud libraries related to iTunes Match about 15 minutes ago. This follows Apple’s wiping of all iCloud device backup data on Thursday, September 22nd, and likely indicates that Apple intends to release the iOS 5 Gold Master very soon.
Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the Facebook F8 developer summit today, unveiling a number of new Facebook features. Some of the most notable changes include integration with music streaming services, which Facebook might be usning to challenge Apple and their upcoming iCloud and iTunes Match features.
Apple has begun seeding another iCloud-integrated OS X 10.7.2 build, 11c57 to registered Mac developers for testing. The previous 10.7.2 seed rolled out only 5 days ago, suggesting that Apple is picking up the pace, perhaps nearing a release of OS X 10.7.2 and iCloud.
Apple is pushing their retail employees to be fully trained on iOS 5 and iCloud by the end of September, reports CultofMac, ahead of expected early October debuts of the iPhone 5, iCloud, and iOS 5.
There has been a lot of speculation regarding when Apple’s iOS 5 (and the iPhone 5) will be released. A new report from AppleInsider suggests that both of these could launch on October 10th, as AppleCare expects an influx of tech support inquiries on that day.
Apple’s new iCloud service, announced at their World-Wide Developer’s Conference in June, promises to add several new features to the company’s previous MobieMe offering, while making the service free (previously $99/year).
A new post on Apple’s Developer News Page is now instructing developers to get their apps ready for iCloud Backup and Restore.
Apple seeded developers with a new OS X 10.7.2 build, 11C55. What’s especially notable about this update, however, is that it’s the first 10.7.2 seed with build-in support for iCloud, no longer requiring a separate download for iCloud support.
Following Monday’s report that Apple is already training their retail employees on iOS 5 and iCloud, a new report from 9to5Mac suggests that Apple’s global carrier partners have begun training their employees as well.
Apple released new developer test builds of OS X 10.7.2 and iCloud for Mac to registered OS X developers on Friday, continuing to show swift progress in their testing of iCloud. The updates arrived exactly one week after the previous developer seeds.
Apple has already begun training their retail employees on the upcoming iOS 5, as well as the iCloud service expected to release near the same time. This training process could be seen as a sign that iOS 5 and iCloud are very near to public release.
Following yesterday’s news that Apple has released the first developer beta of iTunes Match, a few facts have been uncovered about the new service, notably that it will support both streaming and downloading of your entire music collection!
Apple has just released the first beta of their new iTunes Match service to developers, according to an email sent out to registered developers. iTunes Match stores users’ music libraries in the cloud, allowing access to your entire iTunes library from any device.
Apple seems to be preparing a new 10.6.9 update to Mac OS X Snow Leopard in order to make Snow Leopard compatible with their upcoming iCloud service, which is expected to be released in the very near future.
Just moments ago, Apple released updated beta seeds of OS X Lion 10.7.2, iCloud for Lion beta 9, and iPhoto 9.2 beta 3 to developers to update and refine iCloud support on OS X.