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Apple to Update Mac OS X Lion for iCloud Compatibility?

iPhone maker Apple may be preparing an update to Mac OS X Lion in order to bring the free iCloud service to the platform.

Mac OS X Lion, which has sold 6 million copies since its launch, will be updated to version 10.7.2 as soon as next week, around the same time as Apple will launch the iCloud cloud based syncing and storage service for iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion.

According to ComputerWorld, Apple has not publicly acknowledged that Lion would be needing an update to run the iCloud but Apple developers are testing a new version of Mac OS X Lion, version 10.7.2, which has not been released to the public.

The launch of an update for Lion is imminent because Apple has released the Gold master Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 to the developers for final testing. In Apple speak, this means that the update as been ‘released to manufacturing’.

Apple recently announced the new iPhone 4S at an event on October 4. The company also revealed that it will dish out the iOS 5 platform the same day as the iCloud.

The Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update, as and when released, would be through its usual Software Update and manual update options.