Apple's iTunes In the Cloud to be Called iCloud

28. April 2011
Apple's may be called iCloud, and the iOS maker may have paid as much as $4.5 million to acquire the new name, according to online rumors. Until recently, iCloud was the name of a free and online file storage service run by Xcerion, a company based in Linköping, Sweden. But anonymous sources have reportedly told that Apple snapped up the domain from the Swedish company.

If the speculation is true, and AppleApple has chosen a name for its new service, then we may be seeing Apple's rumored online music storage service soon. Perhaps as early as June during the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, as current rumors suggest. Alles zu Apple auf

Although, when it comes to naming new products, the rumors tend to fall flat. Remember the lead up to MicrosoftMicrosoft officially naming its search engine Bing -- and the company's rumored efforts to snap up all the variants of Alles zu Microsoft auf

Then again, Xcerion recently rebranded iCloud as CloudMe so the name was, or is, available. At the moment, currently redirects to, and the Whois database lists Xcerion as the owner of through 2018.

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It would be a little puzzling for Apple to use a name like iCloud for its online music storage offering when iTunes is already such a recognizable brand. Who knows Maybe Apple plans to rebrand MobileMe as iCloud to better reflect the fact that all of your stuff can be stored in the cloud including your music, contacts, e-mail, photos and documents. Current rumors suggest Apple is planning to relaunch MobileMe as a free service to compete with similar offerings from competitors such as GoogleGoogle and Microsoft. Alles zu Google auf

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