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 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 06:58 0 0
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 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:43 2 0
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) posted on 07 Jun 2011, 01:29 0 0
i wanna see the next iphone maybe change mu mine to buy apple product ,laos PDR