Steve Jobs detailed the features of the new iCloud at Apple’s annual developer’s conference.
When iOS 5 is released later this year, Apple believes its free iCloud will become the new digital hub for managing and storing all of your music, photos, videos, files and apps. Revealing some details about the iCloud’s features, Steve Jobs stated that it will have nine apps with cloud components when it is launched. This includes iTunes, Photo Stream, Storage, Backup, the App Store, MobileMe apps and iBooks.
Anything you purchase from iTunes will be backed up in iCloud and automatically downloaded to all devices you own so you no longer have to sync them. iCloud will work across the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac and PC, allowing content that is added or altered on one device to be replicated across the others.
A new service called iTunes Match will let you upload, store and transfer songs you’ve ripped from CDs or bought from a non-iTunes source to your cloud library and devices as well. Steve Jobs stated:
We are demoting the PC and Mac to just be a device and moving the digital hub centre of your digital life to the cloud.