Apple's Media Event to See Introduction of iPad 2, Cloud-Based MobileMe?

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    An unveiling of the second-generation iPad at Apple's media event tomorrow has been considered nearly a sure thing ever since the invitation making obvious reference to the device appeared, but what has remained unknown is what other related announcements Apple might make at the event.

    Cult of Mac reports that in addition to the second-generation iPad, Apple will also debut its cloud-based MobileMe service tomorrow, allowing users to upload media to Apple's servers and access them from a variety of devices.
    Apple has reportedly been working on a revamp of MobileMe said to involve some cloud-based services, with rumors indicating that at least some portions of the service may become free. Apple also recently discontinued its MobileMe retail boxes, although reports have differed as to whether the change is suggestive of an imminent transition for the service itself or simply an adjustment in the way the service is sold to consumers.

    The source of today's report also indicates that the iPad being introduced tomorrow should be considered more of a spec bump of the existing model than a true revamp. A more ambitious revamp is reportedly scheduled for later this year.
    A pair of reports from earlier this month suggested that Apple may indeed be planning to launch yet another new iPad later this year, potentially in the September timeframe typically associated with iPod refresh cycles. Additional claims of a more substantial iPad update later this year also surfaced last week.

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    Can't wait for my iPad2 no wait 3..... :p
     
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    They fill your ipad with helium.
     
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    It just means on the web and not stored/based on a local hd
     
  7. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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    This is going to be the unveil of the iPhone 3GS all over again, except this time replace iPhone with iPad.

    Lets hope theres some talk on iOS 5.
     
  8. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    Anything purchased from iTunes will be stored for free. If you want to upload unpurchased items, there will be a cost for it.
     
  9. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    'cloud' is just today's business buzzword for server-based storage.
     
  10. MacConvert07 macrumors member

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    This will go a long way to selling way more iPads this spring and iPhones this summer. I may even have to get my wife one!
     
  11. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I'm hoping as well.
     
  12. gr8whtd0pe macrumors 6502a

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    I still don't understand why people would think that Apple is going to release another iPad later this year. That is not like them, or any company really...
     
  13. Piggie macrumors G3

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    What if it was only iTunes based content you could store, so you never had to upload anything?

    Every item you buy on iTunes gets moved to your Cloud Account, so its always there, without needing to be on your device?

    For me that would kill it, as I don't buy any Music/Video on iTunes. Only apps as I have no other option with apps.

    They would never do that would they?
     
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    iOS 5 preview maybe?

    I wonder what new features Apple has for the upcoming iOS, hopefully a better Notification system
     
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    I just don't buy it that there will be an iPad 3 later this year. Certainly, Apple can't ANNOUNCE that tomorrow since that would kill iPad 2 sales. And I don't see how they can come in with just a minor spec bump and expect to compete with the high spec tablets coming out now - they would certainly lose market share.

    I guess we'll see tomorrow.

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    Isn't MobileMe already cloud based?

    If so those images in the logo were a great bit of foreshadowing.
     
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    Not sure it would even be legal for them to have all your music on the cloud (did you really buy it or copy it) and hard pressed to believe even apple has the resources to put every customers entire collection in cloud. More likely you can stream from a home computer over the web.
     
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    They should just include mobile me (free) with any osx/iOS product sold (storage size dependent on product).
     
  19. Orange™ macrumors 6502

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    Wow, as if anyone would believe an Apple employee would hurt his own company. :rolleyes: Besides, is MR lining it's pockets from Motorola and the likes? Talk about hurting sales with unfounded BS, the second iPad hasn't even been announced yet!!! :apple:
     
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    An Apple staffer talking about the iPad3? I say bull.
    I can't imagine they would have a special event tomorrow only to show a slightly improved iPad2.
     
  21. Tones2 macrumors 65816

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    Ever try to stream a DRM protected movie over 3G without any pre-processing compression on the host? It's completely unwatchable. Unless Apple plans to someone down-convert on the fly on their servers, movies and TV shows will be unwatchable.

    Tony
     
  22. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    Why wouldnt they? It adds value to buying media via iTunes. If a consumer who has an iPad or iPhone and is debating between buying from Amazon or iTunes and the iTunes content features being moved directly to the Apple cloud, it's a pretty big bonus.
     
  23. room237 macrumors 6502

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    I'll take my chances with the iPad 2. If 3 comes out in September (doubt it) I'll sell the 2 on eBay before it's released.
     
  24. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    EXACTLY. This is BS and an insult to anyone who buys an iPad 2
     
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    Nice ! Free symbolic links to content already stored on their servers. :)
     

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