In an Apple Corporate press release dated this morning, in addition to Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” and iOS 5, Apple will be unveiling their new “cloud services” offering, iCloud, at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference keynote next week.
The existence and function of iCloud has been subject to rumor for some time, though it’s generally been accepted that the service will leverage that huge data center Apple has in North Carolina. However, the exact nature of what it will do is still a matter of debate.
Some believe that iCloud will be a replacement for MobileMe, while others think it’ll be an add-on service, focused more on media and “bringing your music with you.” Apple’s acquisition of music-distribution site Lala in 2009 would seem to give at least a little credibility to the latter.
Whatever the exact details are, we’ll find out early next week. That is, of course, unless you happen to work for Apple and want to violate your NDA’s. In that case, post away!
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