Next generation MobileMe codenamed "Castle"?

Next generation MobileMe codenamed

Digging through the the Mac OS X Lion beta, Consomac found strings for "Castle", which looks to be the codename or the next generation MobileMe.

Complete your Castle upgrade

Click OK to open System Preferences and complete your upgrade from MobilMe to Castle

"Castle" could be the placeholder for iCloud, if Apple chooses to go with that name, but given the "upgrade" language in the string, it looks to be more than just a name change at least. We've already conjectured about what could be included in the next generation MobileMe, and that WWDC 2011 in June could be when the announcement is made.

What remains to be seen is how Apple will tie sync with cloud storage, and what if anything will bridge it's still disparate social services including Ping and Game Center?

[Consomac via TUAW]

Rene Ritchie

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There are 7 comments. Add yours.

seb_or_sam says:

"Castle" was also the name of the Palm Pre, for what it's worth.

robnaj says:

I like Castle better sounds epic

RRP EPA Video says:

Maybe it is not a
code name but the real deal. Makes sense to me.

impaler says:

Castle makes sense and is less embarrassing than MobileMe.

Chet62 says:

Being a big fan of Les Miserables, maybe its a reference to one of the songs- Castle in the Cloud?

Hakala says:

Oh. My. Jobs! That's gotta be it. I wonder if Steve is a fan also? That makes total sense though.

iMatt says:

Good spot. Very possible !!!