The latest Internet rumor to swirl yesterday was that Apple’s presumed cloud-based service may be getting a familiar name. Reports were that the Cupertino company has purchased the domain name iCloud.com from Swedish company Xcerio. Since Apple has had a love affair with the vowel “i” since the early 1990′s this does seem like a viable assumption. Remember that Apple products have changed names after the blogoshpere caught wind of a particular one. The iPad was thought to be called the iSlate at one point. It is reported that Apple paid $4.5 million for the domain name, and states that Xcerion recently re-branded its service’s name from iCloud to CloudMe.
As of this morning Apple is said to have indeed bought the iCloud.com domain for its forthcoming cloud-based iTunes music streaming service, though the rumored $4.5 million purchase price remains unconfirmed.
(As seen on Apple Insider)