Daring Fireball: Cutting That Cord
A CURSORY HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF CLOUD-BASED SYNCING AND IOS DEVICES
After Apple’s iPad 2 introduction event last month, I ran into Josh Topolsky, and, of course, we talked about what we thought of it. Topolsky made an interesting observation: that the iPad 2 epitomized how Apple seems to be a generation ahead of its competitors on the device side — both hardware and software — but a generation behind on the cloud side.
Thoughtful essay on the lack of cloud-based syncing on iOS devices. If Apple can improve upon it’s cloud offerings, perhaps with a revamp of MobileMe, then people really will be able to cut the cord to their home computer…