iCloud service was announced back at this years WWDC 2011. Apple not only announced iCloud but also announced a major update to MAC OS X and update for it’s iOS. MAC OS X Lion and iOS 5 were also announced for the release of this fall. We got MAC OS X Lion released and iOS 5 and iCloud are in their Beta stages and waiting for the final release.
When MAC OS X Lion was released so many of the MAC OS X users updated to Lion and some are still on MAC OS X Snow Leopard and didn’t updated their MAC yet. Now it seems that Apple is planning to release a new update for MAC OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.9 to bring the iCloud compatibility for the Snow Leopard users. Following is the notice spotted by macrumors in their .MAC Developers preference pane in Tiger after the person updated his MobileMe account to iCloud.
According to the notice given out, you will have to update to MAC OS X 10.6.9 in order to sync with iCloud.
“You will no longer be able to sync with this machine because you’ve upgraded to iCloud.
iCloud requires a computer running Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.9 or later for Contacts, Calendars, and Bookmarks.”
This is a good move by Apple that they are not leaving behind the MAC OS X Snow Leopard Users. Last week Apple released the 9th beta of iCloud to developers and also released the MAC OS X Lion 10.7.2 Beta 3 and iPhoto Beta 3 for developers which is now capable of sharing photos between iOS 5 and MAC OS X Lion 10.7.2 running machines.