Apple’s iCloud photos and Apple Music lands on Windows 11 and Xbox respectively as apple adds to the various services that work with devices that are Microsoft-powered.
Apple’s iCloud Photos and Apple Music Lands on Windows 11 and Xbox Respectively
Both Apple and Microsoft Wednesday deepened the ties that exist between their technologies when they announced that iCloud photos syncing service will now work on Windows PCs and that the apple music service on the other hand will work on Xbox video gaming consoles.
This new development will mark an expansion of the agreement between the companies which already have brought services of apple such as Apple TV videos to the Xbox as well as contacts and calendar syncing with windows. Apple by bridging the iCloud and windows worlds further is now able to promote itself as closely working with the software that helps power a vast majority of the PCs in the world. Microsoft meanwhile can maintain that it offers products of its own making that widely works with many other products across the tech industry.
The expanded iCloud project by apple will now work with the updated photos app of Microsoft which currently is in testing while the apple music app on the other hand will work on Xbox was released in the early parts of Wednesday.
What Microsoft Has To Say About This Development
“For the last few years Windows customers who have Android phones have experienced that promise with integration across messaging, calling, and photos directly to their Windows PC, bringing the two most important devices in their lives closer together,” Microsoft on Wednesday said. “We’re making it easier than ever for customers to access their iPhone photos and the entertainment they love from Apple on their Xbox and Windows devices.”
Other Product Announcements by Microsoft
Tech company Microsoft made the announcements during a much larger event where it also announced a new Surface laptop 5 with 12th-gen Intel chips, the Surface Pro 9 with new colors and 5G connections which are optional, and also an updated Surface Studio 2 all-in-one desktop.
Microsoft Announced the Microsoft Designer App
Also announced by the company is a new app which is called Microsoft Designer. This very app will allow Microsoft 365 service subscribers to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) to create unique images that are based on prompts that they input into the computer. The new feature will make use of the same AI technology in DALL-E 2, whose images have since its initial release in the early parts of this year gone viral on the web.