iCloud goes live, iOS 5 release nears

iCloud goes live, iOS 5 release nears
As we count the final moments before iOS 5 goes live for the masses, iCloud has been already rolled out. Apple’s cloud-based service now will accept your credentials, but it still requires activation on the latest Mac OS X Lion or iOS 5.

The iCloud website was previously only open for developers and in its beta stage, but now its dropped the beta sign and everyone is allowed in. The design has also changed slightly.

iCloud basically boils down to keeping and syncing your data to the Apple cloud. It does almost everything MobileMe did in the past, but adds a lot of features. So first of all, it will back up your contacts, calendar and mail. It will also neatly synchronize your purchased apps across devices. Say, you’ve bought an application on your iPhone and want to use it on your iPad. The said app will appear in a separate purchased list on the tablet and you’d only need to download it without paying anything to get it on the tablet.

The other new thing is the way photos are stored and pushed via PhotoStream, so you can instantly have your photos across devices. Finally, it’s also about music - all songs purchased on iTunes will now appear in your music library on different supported gadgets. Apple is also expected to roll out iTunes Match soon, which will match your non-iTunes tracks to iTunes songs and automatically give you a 256Kbps AAC DRM-free version of the songs.

source: iCloud via Engadget

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14 Comments

1. wD unregistered

I'll upgrade my Iphone 4 to iOS 5

5. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

im so excited

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

me too wish they'd release it already

2. THE_GAME5

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

yeah at least we get meaningful updates unlike the cocky android trollers like 2.3.4; 2.3.5..........don't know how much google harasses them.....lol

6. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

are you brain damaged or what ? upgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 5 is like upgrade from gingerbread to ICS.. upgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 is like upgrade from iOS 4.2 to 4.2.1.. I'm not sure if your effin stupidity can get this..

3. bb_user unregistered

I'm sorry i can't update to iOS5 now. my BBM is down

4. justintcam unregistered

what time will iOS 5 be released?

7. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Probably when it's 10am in California, since that's the time Apple likes to to anything

8. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 over the weekend with this guide:http://lifehacker.com/5847135/upgrade-to-ios-5-right-now I broke my jailbreak for this, and I must say that for the moment, I'm very happy with the iOS5 update! (waiting patiently for untethered jailbreak) My favorite features so far: - Safari Reader story formatting - Notifications (I used LockInfo before this) - Camera/Photo enhancements - Extra mail/messaging enhancements - Feels even quicker/more responsive You guys might as well wait for the official release, since it's only hours away. In the mean time, make sure your iTunes is up to date.

9. Somsubhra unregistered

I am still unable to update to iOS 5. When it will be released???

11. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Probably 10am California time, since that's when Apple likes to start working.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Downloading the update now!

13. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

is only available for download in the US or worldwide?

14. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I believe world wide

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