What’s new in iCloud
iCloud borrows much from both the Mac and iOS worlds. Specifically, icons have been brought over from the iPhone and the look a feel of Calendar and AddressBook were lifted from the Mac.
Another important takeaway is that iWork will apparently be getting a major overhaul as its gets a new tricolor logo and there appear to be strong online tie ins and services. However, the above video doesn’t go into detail.
Something everyone can love is the fact that iCloud is free, though Apple’s storage add-on pricing is still silly high:
That said, Apple is saying that purchased music, apps, books, Photo Stream, etc. data doesn’t count against a user’s 5GB locker.
And, in case you’ve been living under a rock, whether we’re talking about music, calendar, address, files, etc., iCloud is about keeping your stuff synced across your Macs, idevices and even those awful, nasty Windows thingies.
iCloud is expected to launch with iOS 5 this Fall.