Jobs said the new, free service, iCloud, would replace the personal computer as the central hub of people’s digital lives by storing photos, music and documents. Relying on the PC, he said, no longer works now that millions of people have multiple devices, each with photos, documents, songs, phone applications and other files.
I would love to see all my Clay Aiken music and photos on all my computers and my iPhone. Of course, I will have to pay the extra $25 a year to download much of my Clay Aiken library. I have songs from concerts, TV programs and even Clay’s Pre-AI songs in my library. But, to me, they are worth the $25 if I can listen to the songs wherever I go.
According to Jobs, there will be a new version of iTunes to help all our music and pictures join the cloud. And, the number of songs an iTunes Match subscriber can store is unlimited.
One of the interesting things that came out of the yesterday’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference was some of the data from iTune….it is really amazing.
- Apple is celebrating its 15 billionth song download since opening the ‘iTunes Music Store’ in mid-2003
- Apple has sold 200 million iOS devices (including iPhones, iPod touches, iPads).
- The iPad accounts for 25 million in sales
- More than 14 billion apps have been sold.
- 130 million ebooks have been purchased from the iBookstore.
It looks like Apple is not suffering during the on-going financial slowdown
If I had to guess, I would imagine that Clay Aiken would be first in line for this new iTunes feature
Do you have an iTunes account? Is the new iTunes Cloud something you are interested in? Do you listen to Clay on your iPod/iPhone?