Is iCloud going to be the new iTunes?
“Don’t think of iCloud as the new MobileMe; think of iCloud as the new iTunes,” Gruber quoted “fourth-hand information, at best,” but his sources have proven right on several occasions.
It certainly makes sense to us – a single service that will take away the need for syncing iTunes and hooking up to a PC even to start your mobile iDevice seems the right way to go. “iCloud might be a major, dare I say game-changing, step away from USB tethering between iOS devices and iTunes running on your Mac/PC,” the blogger adds. Gruber points out that currently iTunes offers a number of features which iCloud might inherit:
- TV shows,
- iBooks e-books,
- App Store apps,
- files shared between iOS apps.
At the same time, except for handling email, the $99-a-year MobileMe service, doubles on a few of those:
Given rumors about a $25 yearly subscription fee for iCloud, MobileMe might well turn out to be kicked out of Apple's paradigm. Spice all this up with the possibility of Apple striking a deal on storing movies on the cloud, you could see something the iOS ecosystem has been missing in its couple of year of existence - a true transformation. WWDC kicks off at 10 PM PT | 1:00 PM ET, so make sure to check back around then for all the final information.
source: Daring Fireball via AppleInsider
1. samirsshah (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)
I want Apple doing for media what Kindle does for books. I may start watching a movie at home on a 50" TV, I may continue to watch it on iPhone 4 while commuting and finally may want to watch some parts on an office Mac during lunchtime. The same applies to podcasts and music albums.
3. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
New iTunes? Yes.
New universal way to purchase and store music? No.
Replacing data storage with internet storage is not innovation; in fact, it reduces accessibility. There are many places that don't have internet access, but my mp3 player works everywhere.
5. ntk999 (unregistered)
i wanna see the next iphone maybe change mu mine to buy apple product ,laos PDR