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Apple Releases Beta Version of Mac OS X Lion with iCloud

Apple has released the new beta version of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 which comes integrated with its iCloud cloud-based data and media storage service.

According to an article (opens in new tab) on The Register before the latest version, developers were required to install iCloud separately on Mac OS X Lion to work on it.

With this new update, build 11C55, the data and media storage service comes pre-installed on the operating system.

“OS X Lion Software Update 10.7.2 is an update to OS X Lion 10.7 and includes support for iCloud beta. Please refer to the seed note for more details and installation instructions,” Apple said in a note to developers.

Mac Rumors reports (opens in new tab) that Apple has asked developers to focus on other Mac OS X features like AddressBook, GraphicsDrivers, iCal, iChat, Mac App Store, Mail, MobileMe, Safari, Spotlight, and Time Machine. However, developers are focusing more on the iCloud.

Apple released the first update to Lion less than a month after the platform was released. It included some minor updates, but failed to address issues like the OS and app crashing randomly or battery drain on Macbook Pros.