Earlier last week, at WWDC, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs announced about launching Apple iCloud service. In layman’s terms, iCloud service is a hard drive in the sky which users can excess with their Smartphone’s, tablets, notebooks, laptops, computer, Mac’s or any gadget which connects to the internet anytime anywhere.
Apple iCloud is a 2 way service, it even allows you to upload your songs, videos, songs, applications, etc on Apple’s remote server. Apart from uploading and downloading, Apple iCloud’s best feature is synchronizing.
Suppose you own multiple devices, not necessarily from Apple. Clicking a picture on your Smartphone and uploading it on the iCloud will automatically send the image to your other devices. If you want, you can even allow the images/videos to be pushed to your friends account.
If you were reading an e-book on your tablet last night, and suppose you want to read the same book on your computer right now, you will be easily able to do that as iCloud would have synchronized the e-book to your computer and will also know the last page you read. So the next time you open your e-book, it will take you to the page you stopped reading last.
Apple will also search your hard drive for songs which were purchased from iTunes and make them accessible to you anytime anywhere with a new service called iMatch at $24.99 a year.
All in all, Apple iCloud is set to change the way we save our data today. One day high speed internet will be available everywhere, just like mobile phone networks, that day our need to store locally will end.