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

icloudiconThe 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

basesloaded190 Avatar
120 months ago
This is good and all, but I am way more interested to see what iOS 6 will bring us.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jasonxneo Avatar
120 months ago
Great news! New improvements to icloud are always welcomed :)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FSMBP Avatar
120 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stridder44 Avatar
120 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gregwyattjr Avatar
120 months ago
I'm just glad that iCloud is already working so much better than MobileMe. Hopefully they'll keep it up!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HelveticaNeue Avatar
120 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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