Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st May 2011 13:50 UTC
Apple "Apple CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple's advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud services offering." Right-o.
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This better be good
by ccraig13 on Tue 31st May 2011 14:36 UTC
ccraig13
Member since:
2011-05-31

I'll celebrate here since MacRumors' comments are already flooded.

This better be something major though or else I'm jumping ship and getting a Galaxy S2! My 3G is so slow, I want to snap it in half!

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RE: This better be good
by Mage66 on Wed 1st Jun 2011 13:20 UTC in reply to "This better be good"
Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

I'll celebrate here since MacRumors' comments are already flooded.

This better be something major though or else I'm jumping ship and getting a Galaxy S2! My 3G is so slow, I want to snap it in half!


It's going to stay that way, because as far as I know Apple won't be offering iOS upgrades for the 3G and earlier.

What we have now is it.

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iCloud
by fretinator on Tue 31st May 2011 14:37 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

When it comes to iAcronyms, iQuit.

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RE: iCloud
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 31st May 2011 17:13 UTC in reply to "iCloud"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its not an acronym. I would be more impressed if it were, and not hate them so much. All I can come up with are drug references this morning. The devices really aren't this bad, I'm just not very creative this morning.

iPod => Idiotic Player On Drugs

iMac => idiotic Machine abusing crack

iPad => idiotic Platform abusing Drugs

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RE[2]: iCloud
by fretinator on Tue 31st May 2011 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE: iCloud"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Fairy-tale version:

iOwe, iOwe, it's off to iWork iGo.

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RE[3]: iCloud
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 31st May 2011 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: iCloud"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Fairly tale version of ...humorous incoperations of apple products into a OsNews comment I hope. Because those are also not acronyms.

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RE[4]: iCloud
by fretinator on Tue 31st May 2011 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: iCloud"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

No, just anachronistic analogues to arbitrary apparitions.

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RE: iCloud
by flanque on Tue 31st May 2011 20:31 UTC in reply to "iCloud"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

iAgree

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Higher bitrate
by kragil on Tue 31st May 2011 14:51 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

I want to use a free trial get my perfectly legal (well, at least in Germany .. ripped from digital radio) music "uploaded", so that I can download/rip it again in higher quality before I end the trial ;)

Would be perfect to upgrade my library.

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iCloud
by WorknMan on Tue 31st May 2011 15:57 UTC
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Member since:
2005-11-13

According to Ars:

There have been unofficial trickles of information on all three products over the last few months. iCloud is rumored to be a "digital locker" type service, not unlike Amazon's recently released cloud services for storing music.


Actually, when it comes to music, I think they should go the opposite way that Amazon went. Since every iOS user is pretty much guaranteed to have a PC or Mac with iTunes installed, and most probably have an internet connection that is on 24/7, why not just allow them to stream music from their own PC? If I've got an 8gb music collection and broadband internet, why the hell should I have to upload my music to the cloud before I can stream it?

So basically, if you're going to force your customers to have iTunes, why not make it actually do something useful?

Edited 2011-05-31 15:58 UTC

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RE: iCloud
by Luminair on Tue 31st May 2011 20:05 UTC in reply to "iCloud"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

oh god where to begin. I hate to break the bad news to you this way. yes most of the services we use could technically run peer to peer, free, unencumbered, independent of corporate control.

but no business is going to make money doing that, so no business is going to offer it. we could stream our own mp3s 10 years ago.

the whole point of companies running services on their servers is to make money by controlling it.

apple letting you stream from your computer rather than apple servers would be retarded (of apple). the more control they have, the more opportunities to make money they can create, the more money they make.

Edited 2011-05-31 20:05 UTC

Reply Score: 5

RE[2]: iCloud
by atsureki on Wed 1st Jun 2011 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE: iCloud"
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

but no business is going to make money doing that, so no business is going to offer it. we could stream our own mp3s 10 years ago.


Technically yes, but as with Back to My Mac and other MobileMe stuff, Apple can provide a DyDNS-like function so regular users can always find their home network from the Internet. Dynamic IPs, NAT/firewall, and VPNs were always the tricky part.

the whole point of companies running services on their servers is to make money by controlling it.

apple letting you stream from your computer rather than apple servers would be retarded (of apple). the more control they have, the more opportunities to make money they can create, the more money they make.


I don't see what you mean. The whole reason Google wants all your information in the Cloud is so they can attach ads to it every time you access it. That has nothing to do with Apple's business model. They actually sell things to customers (rather than customers to advertisers), so they're more interested in getting you to buy a newer iOS device that supports the service and some songs to populate it with. Insisting that all the data live on their end would just be unnecessary overhead.

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RE[3]: iCloud
by Luminair on Wed 1st Jun 2011 20:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: iCloud"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

you don't see what I mean, okay lets try again:

apple is going to sell people a service. they can sell that service because it has value. if it was like something that is free today, they can't very well sell it for much, can they.

so. apple will not produce an "audiogalaxy" or "subsonic" clone. because those "services" (really just client software that need no corporate help) are already free.

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RE: iCloud
by Windows Sucks on Tue 31st May 2011 20:18 UTC in reply to "iCloud"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

1. According to rumor you won't have to upload it. ITunes will can and mirror your collection in the cloud. Only songs they can't match would have to be uploaded.

2. I am sure that is also related to the deals they cut with the music companies to not have the hell sued out of them in the future!

3. In the US a lot of people don't have broadband and don't want to leave their computers on all the time.

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RE[2]: iCloud
by MOS6510 on Tue 31st May 2011 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE: iCloud"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I agree. Having to upload your whole library or leaving your computer on 24/7 are not elegant solutions.

It has to be something clever and Apple like.

But it also has to work perfectly from day one or everyone will come down on them.

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Hans Otten
Member since:
2009-12-24

If Apple intends to exercise the same kind of control on the user data as they show control over the apps, don't be amazed if your data will be deleted for not agreeing to Apples (ever changing) rules ...

A company, that has shown so little respect for what a user wants to do with the devices he owns, should not be trusted with my data!

Edited 2011-05-31 16:15 UTC

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icloud? I pass.
by Mexicali100 on Tue 31st May 2011 16:36 UTC in reply to "So your data belongs to Apple in the icloud?"
Mexicali100 Member since:
2009-10-15

How about us early Mac adopters that established @mac.com email addresses. Three years later you had to pay $99 a year or you lost your email address. And that's when they were desperate for customers. Now that they are large and in charge, there is no saying how users can get burned.

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RE: icloud? I pass.
by moondevil on Tue 31st May 2011 19:28 UTC in reply to "icloud? I pass."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I am always attracted to buy Apple products, but somehow in the end I end up buying PC stuff.

I guess I still manage to resist to distortion field effect Apple products have.

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t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

I have seen many companies already doing that. Why only does Apple become an evil company? If you don't like it, don't use it. iDoubt I would use it either even though iLike my Mac and iPod Touch much.

But yet I want to see the keynote before doing any judgement on its usefulness or anything..

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

iDoubt I would use it either even though iLike my Mac and iPod Touch much.


That's the difference. Windows and Linux users don't have love affairs with their PCs, neither do they make sex with their hardware. It takes an Apple loverboy to do that.

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Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

" iDoubt I would use it either even though iLike my Mac and iPod Touch much.


That's the difference. Windows and Linux users don't have love affairs with their PCs, neither do they make sex with their hardware.
"

Oh, I think they do ;)

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Cool
by majorhabib on Tue 31st May 2011 19:59 UTC
majorhabib
Member since:
2009-08-26

iThink iLike this ;)

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Comment by motang
by motang on Tue 31st May 2011 20:23 UTC
motang
Member since:
2008-03-27

It's week of E3, I could care less about Apple.

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RE: Comment by motang
by thavith_osn on Wed 1st Jun 2011 00:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by motang"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

You go tiger :-)

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RE: Comment by motang
by Clinton on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 01:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by motang"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

How much less?

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