March 17, 2012 6:39AM
edited January 2014
Please explain briefly what exactly does this i Cloud do? thanks marv
Your iCloud ID doesn?t have to be the same as your iTunes Store ID. For product placement purposes, Apple has lumped all of its iCloud services together under one big umbrella, leading a user to believe that he or she will be forced to pick one Apple ID to use for everything. This creates problems for a user who is using one Apple ID for an old MobileMe account, and another for an iTunes Store login.
The good news is that the Apple ID you use for the core iCloud services?Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Bookmarks, Notes, Photo Stream, Documents & Data, Find My iPhone and Storage & Backup?currently has no relationship to the Apple ID that you use for the iTunes Store. The ?iTunes in the Cloud? features, including the ability to re-download and automatically download content from the iTunes Store, are tied to the Apple ID that you configure under the Store settings on your iOS device, or the Apple ID that you log into iTunes with on your Mac or Windows PC. This means that you can continue to use your existing iTunes Store account even after migrating an older MobileMe account to iCloud.
The same also applies to Apple IDs for FaceTime, iMessage and Game Center?these can be the same as your iCloud or iTunes Store IDs, or completely different from those or each other.
2. You can set up more than one iCloud account on the same device. The single iCloud section found directly on the main page of the Settings app may lead you to believe that you can only set up a single iCloud account. However, iOS 5 and OS X Lion allow you to create additional iCloud accounts in the same manner as adding any other e-mail, calendar or contacts account: Simply go into the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings on your device and add a new account as you normally would,
One of the most requested features over the past several years has been iTunes in the cloud. Now with iCloud, iTunes can automatically download your new music purchases to all of your devices over Wi-Fi or 3G instantly. Also, added to this is the ability to take all of your previous iTunes purchases including TV shows, and have them download to all your iDevices at no extra cost. It?s easy to activate, just enter the Settings app then tap iTunes.
While Apple's new iCloud service doesn't fully launch until the fall alongside iOS 5, the company has already rolled out a few small portions of the service to existing users. Among the additions are automatic downloads and listings of purchased content for easy redownloading.