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What is iCloud?
iCloud is a cloud computing service that was introduced by Apple in June 2011. Mainly this service is used for storage and retrieval of data, image, videos etc remotely on a computer server and downloading on multiple iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod etc. iCloud can store your contacts, reminders, bookmarks, documents & Data, music files, photo streams, calendars and more depending on the settings. Storage is done on a central remote server that can wirelessly push them to all your idevices and vice versa.
Similarly feature of Find My iPhone is very useful that allows you to locate the iPhone on a map and remotely lock or erase its content.
The following paragraph from Wikipedia explains more about iCloud:
” iCloud is the latest branding of Apple’s cloud computing services. It has previously been branded as iTools in 2000, .Mac in 2002, and MobileMe in 2008.
According to an Apple support page, MobileMe will be discontinued after June 30, 2012, and anyone who had an account as of the unveiling of iCloud has been extended to that date, free of charge.
The official website, www.icloud.com, went live in early August for Apple Developers. On October 12, 2011, iCloud became available for download via an iTunes Update. iCloud had 20 million users in less than a week. In June 2011 the Canadian bank RBC Capital Markets found that 76 percent of iPhone owners planned to use iCloud when the service launched, and predicted that 150 million people could eventually sign up for iCloud. “