iCloud and Time Capsule: Your Personal Cloud Server from Apple?
In an exclusive report on cultofmac.com, Leander Kahney reports some details on Steve Jobs’ scheduled keynote at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference this morning. As he prepares for his highly anticipated time on stage, we among many are wondering what he’ll actually have to say about the forthcoming Apple iCloud service.
The word from inside Apple is that iCloud won’t run as many thought, from Apple’s massive new North Caroline data center, but instead will be based on an updated version of Time Capsule.
Time Capsule is Mac OS’s local backup system and, with the expected updates, it’ll function with iCloud to serve up all the user’s data and files to OS X and iOS devices. Basically, together the two will serve as the user’s personal cloud server.
When music is purchased from iTunes or changes to a file are saved, those changes are updated through iCloud and stored on the Time Capsule. iCloud is intended to be the “conduit” through which all the user’s information flows.
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