Apple Enthusiasts Finally Have Access to iCloud

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Apple finally released the long anticipated iCloud last week, which will allegedly grant music lovers complete access to nearly every song they could hope to get their hands on. Apple has already signed some large contracts with major record labels, and intends to charge users a nominal annual fee to make the sharing of music essentially “legitimate”. However, as music snobs everywhere got ready to plug their iPods into the most epic playlist ever, they ran into one problem: they needed either Mac OS X Lion or iOS 5.

Whatever Los Angeles or New Jersey data center that had been prepped to take the onslaught of information that was predicted to be put into Apple’s cloud got a break. Although Apple released iCloud early, Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5, either of which is needed to use iCloud, were yet to be released. Users were able to see the iCloud site, but couldn’t sign up for the service because they didn’t have access to the necessary operating systems.

That is, until now.

As of today iOS 5 has finally been released, and music lovers can finally rejoice as they download the new operating system and log in to the long awaited iCloud. Let the music indulgence overload begin.

However, the release of iOS 5 isn’t solely beneficial to those interested in iCloud. iOS 5 is set to provide Apple enthusiasts with a variety of updates to the operating systems which run their phones, iPods, and tablets. A few of these updates include:

Notification Center

The new Notification Center will no longer interrupt other apps and will automatically perform updates. With the new update, users can expect to be notified should they have any missed calls, calendar alerts, new IMs, and any app alerts.

Camera

One of the most inconvenient features of the last iOS was the camera. If your phone was locked, you weren’t able to quickly take photos without having to unlock your phone and then click on the camera button. Users can now take a photo even while the camera is locked by simply hitting the volume button.

iMessage

Apple now has its own instant messaging service that works with 3G and Wi-Fi. In addition to offering SMS and MMS outside of a users service provider, the service also supports video and photo messages.
Even if you are the ultimate music lover, the new updates brought about by iOS 5 have plenty to offer you outside of iTunes. The new operating system will streamline the functioning of most Apple devices, and make them more enjoyable to use. So if you’ve got an Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad, be sure to download the new iOS 5.

Comments (1)

  1. I wonder if it is a choice between having more harddrive space on their ipod/pad/etc, and the icloud, which would people choose.

    For myself, i’d choose the former. Given how simple it is to transfer stuff to one’s mobile devices these days, doing it yourself isn’t so much of a hassle that i’d want to pay subscription for some icloud shite. But apple is relying on the ‘click mentality’/instant gratification (or what Freud would call the ‘id’ mentality) amongst people to downsize their harddrive space and screw us virtually.

    You could say you’re screwed either way, because if you want more space, you’re going to pay more for higher-gig devices. If not, you’re going to pay unnecessarily for online storage. This thing about all your devices being able to access all your info via an icloud is just a gimmick to get people to pay more for storage where in the past it was included in the hardware.

    p.s. thumbs up to The Tech Labs. I’ve been looking for a tech site that gives updates on a variety of tech stuff, and this site really appeals. Good one TechLabs!

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