Cloud Computing: Apple's Mac OS X Lion, iOS5 Converge in iCloud
Apple opened the doors of San Francisco's Moscone West June 6 to a horde of 5,200 iOS developers at its Worldwide Developers Conference. As usual, it had a great deal to announce and explain. Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs introduced the long-anticipated MacOS X Lion operating system that will become generally available this fall. Jobs also unveiled the iOS5 operating system for mobile devices and the much-anticipated iCloud storage, backup and collaboration system. In a nutshell, Lion refines the already hugely popular MacOS with new features such as document versioning, much more efficient storage, manual snapshots and many otherssome 250 features in all. Users also will be able to download the OS from the AppStoredisks are no longer needed. Next, iOS5 will come out this summer adding its share of cool new features, such as photo editing at the time the photo is taken, among others. Also, iOS5 will free iPads, iPhones and iPods from needing to be tethered to a PCa development that met with a great ovation. Finally, the iCloud will store everything users create and save automatically in a cloud and share it also automaticallywith all the other iOS devices a user may have.