Apple Turning iCloud Into Instagram Wannabe
New version will allow you to share, comment on photos
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 15, 2012 1:56 PM CDT
Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about the music component of iCloud at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 6, 2011.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Apple is planning a complete overhaul for its iCloud service, transforming it from a basic cloud storage service into a photo-sharing service à la Instagram, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. At the moment, iCloud just lets you store a single "photo stream" online and access it from any of your other Apple devices, but the new and improved version will let you share photos with your friends, and comment on your friends' photos, the sources say.

The new iCloud will also handle personal videos and data from Apple's "Notes" and "Reminders" apps. The update could be announced as soon as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 11. Apple is also rumored to be unveiling iOS 6 sometime in June, so the new iCloud could be part of that. CNET points out that the report sheds new light on iOS chief Phil Schiller's decision to quit using Instagram, which he'd said was because Instagram "jumped the shark" by going to Android.

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Tranquilo
May 15, 2012 10:53 PM CDT
Probably not... They'll just simply do it better.
carbonated_turtle
May 15, 2012 5:12 PM CDT
Now watch, a year from now Apple is going to claim it started photo sharing on the net, and they'll sue anyone else who provides that service.