Apple's iCloud service spotted as 'Castle'

Ties to MobileMe suggest 'Castle' will be much more than Apple's online music service

References to what may be a code name for Apple's rumored iCloud service are reported found in the latest developer preview of Mac OS X Lion by the French blog Consomac.

Researchers for the blog were looking for references to Find My Mac, iCloud, and MobileMe when they ran into something called "Castle." More specifically, they were able to locate strings that say "Complete your Castle upgrade," and "Click OK to open System Preferences and complete your upgrade from MobileMe to Castle."

At this point, it's safe to assume "Castle" will be known as iCloud to the public. Rumor has it that Apple purchased the domain iCloud.com for $4.5 million from a Swedish Webtop and online file storage service that recently rebranded itself as CloudMe.

Why dump serious cash into a domain name unless you have serious plans for it?

The ties to MobileMe suggest "Castle" will be much more than Apple's online music service. It could be all-encompassing cloud storage solution for music, photos, contacts, files, and the rest of your digital stuff.

It makes sense when you consider MobileMe's current retail packaging was recently pulled off Apple's online store and reportedly marked for "end of life."

Could "Castle" and iCloud be one in the same? I'm guessing we'll have a pretty darn good idea in a month when iOS and OS X take center stage at WWDC.

Tags AppleCloudwebinternetcloud computing

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Paul Suarez

PC World (US online)

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?