Apple Inc. has released the first external beta update of its latest product, the Lion operating system, to test its yet to be released cloud computing service.
According to tech website Apple Insider, the Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker has released the fifth pre-release version of its cloud computing service iCloud to developers alongside the beta update Mac OS X 10.7.2.
In a rather unusual move, Apple Inc. has asked its developers to download and install the Mac OS X 10.7.2 build 11C26 in order to be able to run and test the iCloud service, whereas no information regarding the 10.7.1 Mac OS X update has been offered by the company as yet.
"You must install OS X Lion 10.7.2 in order to use iCloud for OS X Lion beta 5. This pre-release version of OS X Lion is being provided solely for testing iCloud," Apple is said to have told its software developers.
Interestingly, the update Mac OS X 10.7.2 does not offer any support or solutions to present flaws in the Lion operating system 10.7 which was released on Wednesday last week. Sources with knowledge of the product have revealed that Apple Inc. will release the first beta update to address the present glitches in the coming days or maybe weeks.