Apple has just released iTunes 10.5, an updated version of their media management software that adds support for iCloud and iTunes Match, as well as support for the iPhone 4S and other devices running iOS 5.
Apple’s iPhone media event today played host to a number of cool announcements, including the new Siri artificial-intelligence powered personal assistant and the iPhone 4S. Apple also introduced a new feature of iOS 5 called Find My Friends, which can help you locate other iPhone, iPod touch & iPad users in real-time.
Following a new build of iTunes 10.5 beta and OS X Lion 10.7.2 beta to developers, Apple has now posted iWork for iOS beta 4 in the Apple Developer Center, further refining iCloud support in their mobile productivity suite.
Following an earlier release of their 9th iTunes 10.5 beta to developers, Apple has now just begin seeding a new build of Mac OS X Lion build to developers, once again listing no known issues.
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.