Apple’s redesigned Internet services portal, iCloud, will arrive next week for iPhone and iPad users looking to sync music, contacts, and other media across their devices and Apple’s servers. There were few surprises revealed Tuesday during an event at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters chaired by Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook and senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue.
iCloud will come with an app called “Find My Friends,” a location-aware service that seems akin to Foursquare or Google’s Latitude that lets friends share their location with one another through iCloud, Cue announced. He promised that the app would have “simple privacy controls,” according to a number of live reports from Apple’s event.
Cue otherwise spent the majority of his talk rehashing parts of the iCloud service that Apple already announced in June, such as iTunes Match and iTunes In The Cloud.