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Apple Begins Seeding 10.7.2 11C71 and Sends Out Premature iCloud Welcome Emails


Apple has started seeding a new Lion 10.7.2 (11C71) build to developers, though it is not yet appearing to all developers. The new build lists no new issues and includes a Lion Recovery Update which includes improvements to Lion Recovery and addresses an issue with Find My Mac when using a firmware password.

Apple has also sent out some premature iCloud welcome emails. AppleInsider publishes a welcome email that was sent to one of its readers:


The link to the instructions found in the email is not yet active. Apple must be making final preparations to launch iCloud. iCloud is expected to launch alongside iOS 5. We should hear more about the service at next week's media event which takes place on October 4th.




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97 months ago

are we getting ios5 tue?


I would guess that devs will get the GM first then maybe a week or two later it will be released. Devs need time to make sure the app runs on the GM build first. And there still isn't an XCode out that devs can use to build for the GM yet.
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97 months ago
I bet Apple releases 10.7.2 on Oct 4 :P
Rating: 2 Votes
97 months ago
Although i"m not usually given to excessive enthusiasm about new stuff, I must say this sounds pretty cool.:cool:

Having my MP automatically synced with my phone, and all the storage features included, does sound very good to me. Plugging my phone into my MP is not exactly a huge task, but knowing that all information is shared between my devices is nice. Even nicer for those of you who have a bunch of devices to sync.

My only concern is security, but we'll wait and see about that.

Looking forward to this on my old, soon to be out-dated iPhone4. :rolleyes: :)
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97 months ago

I hope so. Do people really need every one of their ******, blurry, useless 8MP photos uploaded to the cloud? The bandwidth hit would be astronomical, especially with tens of millions of iOS users. Would make sense to downsize before upload, but hopefully theres a setting that can specify how much. For most people, even 1MP will be more than enough for how the pic will eventually be used (ie. facebook). The bandwidth hit, upload time, processing, and cloud storage requirements will simply not be worth it. If you really need to print a pic or something, upload it manually to another service, email the full resolution photo to yourself, or simply sync it through wifi or usb. There's a ton of options. Either way, I expect message boards to be predictably up in flames in outrage over this sensible decision, even though its the most logical one.



Unless you want to get a print later or something. Fact is I want my stuff full resolution or at least be clear. As it is I believe the iphone downsamples the photos synced to it...
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97 months ago

Is it going to be @me.com or @icloud.com :confused:

It uses @me. Jobs said so at WWDC. I understand why @icloud would seem to make more sense. However, I have to agree that @me is the better email suffix ... very short, very simple.
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97 months ago

Agreed. I'm guessing/hoping they're holding the GM out for the announcement because it'll include Assistant (although I think that's going to be an iP5 only feature).


Ya. There's a couple other reasons they haven't released the GM too. They also haven't released the final AppleTV build either. That makes me think iTunes Match will be on the AppleTV. Along with Facebook .

Just a guess mind you. :)
Rating: 2 Votes
97 months ago

Macs on Lion (and possibly Snow Leopard) and PCs, and all iOS 5-running devices, plus a web interface. If you have anything older or have a non-Apple device, you can get your email using IMAP or connect to the calendar and contacts with CalDAV and CardDAV respectively.


Thanks :)
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97 months ago

If I set up iCloud from Lion, will I be able to access my inbox/mail from other computers/OS via a web browser? I can't take my Mac everywhere I go and hence, may need to use other computers (at work, internet cafés).

Is iCloud exclusive to people with iOS devices and Macs? Or will it work for iOS and (Macs or PCs)?

Macs on Lion (and possibly Snow Leopard) and PCs, and all iOS 5-running devices, plus a web interface. If you have anything older or have a non-Apple device, you can get your email using IMAP or connect to the calendar and contacts with CalDAV and CardDAV respectively.
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97 months ago

It uses @me. Jobs said so at WWDC. I understand why @icloud would seem to make more sense. However, I have to agree that @me is the better email suffix ... very short, very simple.


I'm sure a good portion of us out there - myself included - are still using @mac.com, not @me.com.

I always have the option of using @me.com, but don't really want @mac.com to ever go away because I still use it everyday.
Rating: 1 Votes
97 months ago
I think it's important to mention that anyone who decides to upgrade their existing MM account to iCloud before next June read this from the Apple FAQ,

" "What happens to the other sync services I use for my Mac?"

Syncing of Mac Dashboard widgets, keychains, Dock items, and System Preferences will not be part of iCloud, but will continue to be available for you to use until you move to iCloud. After you move to iCloud or after June 30, 2012, whichever comes first, those sync services will no longer be available. Other MobileMe services that are not transitioning to iCloud (iWeb publishing, Gallery, and iDisk) will continue to be available through June 30, 2012, even after you move to iCloud."

I am holding off until next June until I decide what 3rd party services will work/replace my iDisk and Gallery, and syncing services system wide.
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