Apple's push into online services is about to gain some steam, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The maker of the iPhone and iPad is preparing a big upgrade to its iCloud online service that includes new photo-sharing features, according to people familiar with the matter.
The update will allow iCloud users to share photos with fellow users, who can access and download them. They can also add comments to these photos just like on Facebook, N.DTV Gadgets notes.
Users will also be able to sync personal videos through iCloud and will now have access to Notes and Reminders via iCloud's Web interface, both of which are available as separate apps on iOS devices.
Presently, iCloud offers Photo Stream as the only means for users to sync photos across all iOS devices. As of now, users can access either their past 30 days photos or 1 000 of them on Apple devices and PCs. Meanwhile, discussions regarding increased storage for photos and albums for iCloud users are also underway.
According to PC Mag, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud last June during a keynote appearance at the company's annual Worldwide Developer Conference. The service is intended to store users' content, including iTunes music, in the cloud and wirelessly push it to all their other devices.