GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – “Here comes the Cloud” might not be a tune the Beatles wrote, but Apple is doing a pretty good job with the silver-lining idea, announcing widely 4 October that the new cloud technology is available for its fans 12 October.
It “stores your music, photos, apps, contacts, calendars, documents, and more, keeping them up to date across all your devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. When content changes on one device, all your other devices are updated automatically and wirelessly,” the company said Tuesday. The set of cloud services is free and includes iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream, and Documents in the Cloud. Detail: you need to upgrade to iOS5.
The latest version of the industry standard iPhone was also released, but to little excitement, with the new iPhone 4S. Gizmodo languidly notes that “Apple’s new iPhone 4S is just last year’s design loaded with a new brain and more memory. It will run your apps faster and Apple’s new iOS5′s Assistant, an artificial intelligence program that listens and interprets your orders, and a new camera.” Writer Jesus Diaz waxes a little more enthusiastic as he details some of the new features.