New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

Apple to Upgrade iCloud with Photo Sharing, Notes and Reminders on iCloud.com

The Wall Street Journal briefly reports that Apple is planning to unveil an upgrade to iCloud at next month's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), with one of the main new features being a photo-sharing functionality.
The new features, expected to be announced at Apple's world-wide developer conference beginning June 11, will allow iCloud users to share sets of photos with other iCloud users and to comment on them, these people said. Currently, users can only store one set of photos in iCloud through a feature called Photo Stream, which is designed to sync those photos to other Apple devices, not share them.
Apple also appears to be looking to extend the Photo Stream feature to videos, allowing users to access their personal videos through iCloud. Finally, the report confirms that the Notes and Reminders icons spotted on a beta.icloud.com site late last week will be associated with new functionality to sync those services via iCloud for access through both dedicated apps and the iCloud website.

All of the new iCloud features are expected to make their way into iOS 6, which is also expected to be previewed at WWDC.


Top Rated Comments

(View all)

60 months ago
This is good and all, but I am way more interested to see what iOS 6 will bring us.
Rating: 20 Votes
60 months ago
Great news! New improvements to icloud are always welcomed :)
Rating: 15 Votes
60 months ago
Definitely a step in the right direction. I would like to share photos to non-iCloud users though (like MobileMe had it before). It would be nice to give someone a link to view your albums like Flickr.

I currently use Flickr but consolidation of services is key.
Rating: 8 Votes
60 months ago
I'm just glad that iCloud is already working so much better than MobileMe. Hopefully they'll keep it up!
Rating: 7 Votes
60 months ago
Add in "comments" and "likes" and an individual iCloud user wall and you have a watered-down version of Facebook (only it's run by Apple). I honestly wouldn't mind something like that.
Rating: 7 Votes
60 months ago
Wouldn't it be nice if you could share playlist's ?
Rating: 6 Votes
60 months ago

The elephant in the corner of the room is the lack of Pages/Keynote/Numbers functionality on Mac OS X. Until they really address that issue I think the 'new features' are really distractions from the holes that exist between their client (Mac OS X) and iCloud service.


Obviously, this is coming in Mountain Lion, so I don't think this Elephant is in the corner anymore. More like it's trudging out the door.
Rating: 6 Votes
60 months ago
there is a god, finally photo sharing. photo stream is useless to me as i take many screen shots and temporarily store a lot which i dont need on all of my devices
Rating: 5 Votes
60 months ago
I've been looking forward to photo-sharing out of my photo-stream for a long time. It's still the second biggest feature-loss from MobileMe, aside from iDisk.
Rating: 4 Votes
60 months ago
Sorry if this has already been said, but iPhoto in the Cloud, please! To easily sync photos between iPhoto on Mac and iOS devices, and an online back-up.
Rating: 4 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]