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New Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 beta merges iCloud features

updated 09:45 pm EDT, Sun September 11, 2011

Lion beta 11C55 turns on full iCloud

Apple gave developers a full view of iCloud integration in Mac OS X for the first time with an unusual Sunday release of a new Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta. The new 11C55 build already includes iCloud instead of requiring a separate install, like in earlier releases. No known bugs exist with the build, but users are expected to test both iCloud itself as well as Address Book, iCal, Mail, Safari, and legacy MobileMe support.

Focuses are also placed on the Mac App Store, Spotlight, Time Machine, and video drivers.

The appearance on Sunday, along with its arriving just two days after new iTunes and iWork for iOS betas, points to Apple being at the very last stages of development. Most expect Apple to ship an iPhone 5 in early October, and to accomplish this it's likely to want Lion, iOS 5, and as many apps as possible ready to use iCloud at the same time.

Other signs have emerged that Apple is wrapping up. It just recently began expanding iTunes Match beta subscriptions.

By Electronista Staff


  1. jay3ld

    Senior User

    Joined: Jul 2004


    I hope

    They fix the other bugs that Llion already has rather than just trying to release iCould.

  1. godrifle

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2006


    comment title

    I sent an email this weekend to Tim Cook, complaining about the lost functionality in the move from MobileMe to iCloud. Specifically, I bemoaned the loss of sync services (syncing application preferences, keychain, etc.) and the loss of Back to My Mac. I was pleasantly surprised to get a call from his office just now. The outcome is that while there are no plans to add these services, Apple is open to it if there's enough feedback on the subject. So folks, please, send a quick email to Tim Cook ( on the matter!

  1. ADeweyan

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2004


    My only wish...

    ... is that they provide the ability to turn off some of the more obnoxious new "features" system-wide. I'm happy back on Snow Leopard, but would return to Lion for the performance increases if they allow me to keep scrollbars and arrows, dismiss auto-reloading applications and documents forever, and let me return iCal and Address Book to something more professional.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001


    Re: My only wish

    Um, it sounds like your only wish is a bucketful of wishes.

    Or, if you will "If they just left Snow Leopard alone, except improved performance, I'd use it in a heartbeat!"

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