This being Apple were talking about, that evolution is likely already well under way and perhapsperhapsbeing engineered at the companys massive new North Carolina data center. With its 500,000 square feet of data center space (currently, sources tell me that Apple is considering doubling that) the facility has been built for something. And what better use to put it to than the cloud services that might completely eliminate the need for high-capacity hard drives and give the Air storage to match its performance characteristics.
"We believe it makes sense to have a cloud service linking Apple devices to personal photos, videos, games, music and other entertainmenteliminating the limitations and expenses of excess storage," writes Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes. "We believe such a service would only enhance the loyalty toward Apple and the benefits of using devices in its vertically integrated model."