iCloud and Lion (OS 10.7)

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iCloud and Lion (OS 10.7)

Post by Richard Serkes » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:26 pm

I thought I read somewhere that iCloud would require Lion. But now I can't find anything that addresses that issue on the Apple website. I know that all the iThingies will require iOS5 to use iCloud but are there specific requirements for a Mac to use iCloud?
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Re: iCloud and Lion (OS 10.7)

Post by Stephen Hart » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:11 pm

Well, here's one site that addresses this kind of sort of directly:
http://ipod.about.com/od/glossary/a/Icl ... stions.htm

From what I've seen, Apple's being pretty cagy about iCloud. But that hasn't stopped certain online complainers from having fits about what isn't included or what shouldn't have been included.

What is iTunes Match?

ITunes Match is an add-on service to iCloud that saves users time in uploading all their music to their iCloud accounts. While music purchased through the iTunes Store will automatically be included in iCloud, music ripped from CDs or purchased from other stores won't be. ITunes Match will scan the user's computer for these other songs and, instead of uploading them to iCloud, simply add them to the user's account from Apple's database of songs. This will save the user substantial time in uploading their music. Apple's song database includes 18 million songs and will offer music in 256K AAC format.

This service supports matching of up to 25,000 songs per account, not including iTunes purchases.


iCloud Requirements

iTunes 10.3 or higher
iOS 4.3.1 or higher
iPhone 3GS or higher
3rd generation iPod touch or higher
iPad or higher
For iTunes Match: iOS 5 or higher, Mac OS 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista or 7
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Re: iCloud and Lion (OS 10.7)

Post by Richard Serkes » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:31 pm

Aha! So iTunes Match will require Lion. That's probably what I read.
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