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Apple's unwell CEO Steve Jobs will reveal details about the company's iCloud technology early next month. The Cupertino boss will open Apple's annual Worldwide Developers conference on 6 June, when the iPad and iPhone maker is expected to pack in lots of details about its upcoming products. And it's now clear that Apple couldn' …

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Devil

iTunes?

Will it require iTunes?

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Paris Hilton

Can you think of a cheesier naming scheme...

...than this "iSumpin" ad nauseam?

Like most things from Apple it was already a tad tacky at first but now it clearly shows the lame, cheesy marketing minds behind Apple - never a scent of any fresh idea, as long as money is comeing in it's always just hammering the same boring theme. Pretty sad.

Paris because even she could come up with this name.

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Trollface

As original and predictable...

as you trolling an Apple related article. Trolling troll trolls. *Yawn*

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Anonymous Coward

It's Apple...

If they used something more original than iCloud, trolls here would be saying that Apple was renaming things that already existed.

Haters gonna hate.

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Coat

Re: Can you think of a cheesier naming scheme...

No, but I now know what the next one's going to be.

iOutage.......

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Go

And, just as predictable as Apple's cheesy PR, the faithful tacky-lover...

...iTards show up to push "vote down" and, as expected, few even post some adhoms and, of course, they don't have the balls to do it with name.

Yeah, Earth is (almost) round, Apple is tacky and its shills are listed as Anonymous Cowards - everything seems normal... :)

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FAIL

Do you realise...

"iTards"? Very original, did you think of that on your own? Your *as* obsessed mate, you and that other clown. Ad homs? Laughable. They called you a troll, because that is what you are! An unoriginal one at that and since that is what you are griping about it seems a little bit ironic that retort in such a boiler plate fashion! It'd be funny if it wasn't so predictable.

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@Levente

You're accusing iTards of ad hominem attacks? Surely some sort of satire?

I'm of the opinion that the 'i' has outlived its welcome, but I guess it makes it very easy to come up with brand names that are legally protectable and which associate new products with a person's existing perceptions of Apple.

I was sort of hoping that MobileMe indicated a move away from iEverything, with the iPad getting the name because the similarity to iPod was just too alluring, but I guess that wasn't the case. Oh well, they're just names.

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Trollface

As someone who really doesn't like Apple

or anything they stand for, I've got to say that you're just trolling.

The "iWhatever" may be a pretty overused naming convention, but it's just that- a naming convention. It's been around for more than 10 years and users of Apple products don't seem to mind it.

And back when they started it, everything was "e-whatever". e-Mail, e-Commerce, etc. The "i" let them stand out (back when they were still 'Think Different').

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Holmes

RE: As someone who really doesn't like

"I've got to say that you're just trolling."

But that's just because you clearly fail to follow even your own logic, see below...

"The "iWhatever" may be a pretty overused naming convention, but it's just that- a naming convention. It's been around for more than 10 years and users of Apple products don't seem to mind it."

Ahh, so it IS overused, it IS old and it IS still in use because Apple users still seem to buying iStuff?

So since you agree with all my points I have to ask... you realize you don't have the slightest idea know WTF trolling means, right?

FYI it's an open forum. I you don't like my opinion, dismiss/ignore it or write a reply - but writing a reply with essentially the same thing but calling mine trolling is rather hilarious...

"No, shit Sherlock", because.

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"You're accusing iTards of ad hominem attacks? Surely some sort of satire?"

Err, actually yes, it was a sort of p(l)ay-back to show how easy is to use adhoms without any meaningful argument. ;)

"I was sort of hoping that MobileMe indicated a move away from iEverything, with the iPad getting the name because the similarity to iPod was just too alluring,"

Actually I though MobileMe was pretty good though the original domain - mac.com - was almost perfect, even with Apple shifting away from Macs to iPods/iGadgets.

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iMeh

Title says it all.

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Gimp

Lion?

did you hear a roar or a whimper?

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Joke

But Shirley that should be...

...an iRoar or an iWhimper!

Both have probably been trademarked by now as Apple have, no doubt, employed someone and given them the sole task of going through a large dictionary putting an 'i' in front of every word in it and registering most of them - hmm, wonder if they've registered iCunt yet....

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Joke

I think...

iCon

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The company you can trust

The company you can trust when it comes to server technologies.. just ask anyone who was daft enough to buy an Xserve..

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Anonymous Coward

Xserves?

What does this have to do with that? This is services.

Apple already runs plenty of server side services, iTunes for example and MobileMe. MobileMe did have a rocky start at the beginning, but has worked well since then.

After that sour launch I think Apple will make sure their iCloud is working very well this time.

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Windows

Will it require iTunes?

Of course, and not just the itunes you know and loathe, but a fatter more bloated version riddling its way thru Windows, for in truth it will be an OS sitting on top of an OS, intercepting low level calls and subverting the original OS integrity, ensuring Flash runs like shit across all eco systems so Jobs on his deathbed can croak, 'told u so lus3rs' with no appreciable punctuation points, bastard!

On a lighter note I've just jailbreaked my iPad, yay me...

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Unhappy

ill?

any reason why you feel you need to point out that Steve Jobs is seriously ill? Not sure it adds anything to the news item and looks like you're poking fun at someone who might be dying. Which isn't very nice is it?

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RE: ill?

It is perfectly normal to point out that Jobs is probably fighting his last battle. FYI he didn't make fun of it, stop with your lame accusation.

In any other company it wouldn't be a super secret anyway, it's only in Steve "Freedom From Porn" Jobs and his ilks who turned this into some sort of invasion of privacy - of course only after his lies about 'hormonal imbalance' <cough-cough> didn't really stick..

What's even more ridiculous is that Apple is one of the most CEO-centric company ever yet it is also the most secretive about its CEO; the Puritan-in-Chief is the biggest micro-manager of all yet somehow the fact that he's nearing his last days is not the concern of shareholders... hypocrisy at its best. Apple wants to reap the rewards of the Wall St casino but does not want to play by the rules except if it helps AAPL.

You have a CEO who reportedly makes all final calls, about every single product's life and death. His influence/presence is a major factor, shareholders should be properly informed about it too.

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Apple floats iCloud...

I'd leave it a few minutes before going in there... Anyone got a match?

Let's hope Apple have it right this time, because they must have had their corporate fingers crossed when selling MobileMe to the faithful - I've family who are solid Mac addicts who just won't use anything without the Apple logo, and even they ditched the previous version.

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iDoubt it

If their iCloud is like their web space offering on MobileMe it'll be so limited it'll be useless.

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Trolling troll trolls...

This time with the whole boilerplate too!

"In any other company it wouldn't be a super secret anyway, it's only in Steve "Freedom From Porn" Jobs and his ilks who turned this into some sort of invasion of privacy - of course only after his lies about 'hormonal imbalance' <cough-cough> didn't really stick.." Please stop with the two full stops; it's either 3 or 1. It's "ilk"; there is no plural form as an "ilk" is implicitly a group. Enquiring about ones health for anything other than private concern *is* an invasion of privacy. Whether or not it is in the interest of the shareholders is a different discussion. Claiming that Jobs lied though is a serious accusation. I hope you can back that up, especially since hormonal imbalances are common amongst recovering, and for that matter relapsing cancer patients.

"What's even more ridiculous is that Apple is one of the most CEO-centric company ever yet it is also the most secretive about its CEO..." Not heard of Howard Hughes or William Randolph Hearst then? Exaggerations aside, Jobs isn't Apple. He is a brilliant marketer and salesman and as you point out, one hell of a micro-manager. He's very good at it too. A complete and utter asshole at times by all accounts, but as witnessed by Apples renaissance since his return, he gets results. The cult of celebrity that surrounds him and the myth that Jobs = Apple is perpetuated more by the media and individuals like you than Apple or Jobs himself. There have been several key players in Apples recent history; Tim Cook, Jonathan Ive and Avie Tevanian to randomly name three.

"yet somehow the fact that he's nearing his last days is not the concern of shareholders... hypocrisy at its best." How do you figure that? Perhaps they are confident that the team Jobs has assembled are capable of doing just fine without him. Even so, how can someone be 'hypocritical' about an investment other than doing the opposite of what they advise? It's not that your logic here is flawed, it's just non-existent. The two things just don't correlate.

"Apple wants to reap the rewards of the Wall St casino but does not want to play by the rules except if it helps AAPL." Is this a trite reference to Apple not paying dividends? Can you indicate where in the US Constitution, or for that matter any other piece of US legislation that says the payment of dividends is a requirement? Did you know that Dell do not pay dividends either? In fact pretty much all of their financial reports start with "We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on shares of our common stock and currently do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the immediate future. Any future determination to pay cash dividends will be at the discretion of our Board of Directors." Do you feel the same way towards them or is this a special sentiment reserved exclusively for Apple?

"You have a CEO who reportedly makes all final calls, about every single product's life and death. His influence/presence is a major factor, shareholders should be properly informed about it too." When he does eventually die (like we all will), then I'm sure shareholders will be informed if he hasn't already retired by that point. It's "products" not "product's" by the way. The product doesn't own anything.

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Anonymous Coward

Perhaps...

this is coming out of the back of iFart?

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>any reason why you feel you need to point out that Steve Jobs is seriously ill? Not sure it adds anything to the news item...<

Because it was part of the main story. I seriously wouldn't wish illness on anyone. Steve Jobs used to be a cool dude, he believed in Pixar, took acid and was against 'the man'. I don't like the new Apple vision but I can differentiate between the man and his corporate image.

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