Monday, June 6, 2011

Reflections on Apples Keynote


About 15 Years ago, soon after he regained control of Apple, Steve Jobs had an interesting Q&A at a Developer Conference much more low key, then it was today.  He talked about how he could with his company intranet login as himself and have all his stuff served up to him instantly.  He could do this because all of his files were stored on a central in-house server, and if he made a change to one file, in one location, it was changed to all locations.

This was always in the back of his mind, and it is what Apple has been evolving towards ever since.  And today they have announced...ICloud.....  What this means is......

  • We never have to worry about our files being lost
  • When you enter or modify an address book on your Iphone it is automatically changed for all devices..and it never gets lost.  (it works this time, unlike with mobile me)
  • When you take a photo with your iphone..it is saved forever without having to do anything
  • All your music is now scanned and saved... able to be downloaded again forever on any device
  • We don't have to update our iphones or ipads anymore by connecting them to a computer..it just does it for us (no more connecting our iphones/ipads to a computer)
  • You don't even need a computer anymore to use an ipad or iphone
  • When you buy a new ipad, iphone, or mac, you login and then all your stuff appears.
  • When you buy an app, an ibook, or a song from one device, it instantly goes on all your devices.

All that and more is available this fall, and I can't wait that long folks!!

Watch the keynote yourself at www.apple.com


3 comments:

Brett said...

I still haven't been able to watch the keynote and I'm dying. I've caught a lot of the bits and pieces along from blogs, but i haven't heard the grand master fully yet. Needless to say I'm excited.

trawler666 said...

Talk about a game changer! I wonder what Apple will come out with next?

David Stern said...

As someone whose life is spread across several devices, and constantly backing up and worrying that I haven't backed up my content recently, this excites me a great deal. Viva Apple!