Apple has managed to create much hype around their upcoming cloud based service effectively termed as the iCloud. As we inch towards the month of September, which is the rumored month in which Apple would officially reveal iCloud for a majority of their offerings including iPhones, iPads and Mac, hype keeps a-buildin’ and Apple keeps churning out betas for developers.
Apple has released new build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 to developers. Mac OS X Lion is of course Apple’s spanking new operating system released a few weeks back. Although the version number remains the same, the build number has been changed from the previous 11C26 to 11C37. Along with this the beta 7 of iCloud has also been released. In the Words of Apple:
This pre-release version of OS X Lion 10.7.2 is being provided solely for testing iCloud and updates the public release of OS X Lion and any earlier seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2. If you installed a previous seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2, please run the included reversioner package followed by the OS X Lion 10.7.2 update without restarting your system. You should restart your system after installing the OS X Lion 10.7.2 Update.
As mentioned, the reason for these updates is to check out iCloud’s compatibility with the Mac OS X and smooth out any bugs before the official release of iCloud for Mac, possibly with iOS 5. iCloud would bring for users some interesting features such as ability to store Documents and Data on the Cloud, and the Find my Mac feature, along with all the features that iCloud promises for iDevices such as wireless syncing of contacts, calendar and mail, photostream etc. Plus the new build for OS X would fix some bugs that are expected in any newly released operating system.
Both of these are updates are only available to those who have been registered with Apple’s developers program. If you are, then head over to the developers portal to download these updates.