I spent this evening downloading and updating my laptop to the latest Mac OS release, 10.7.2 (which introduces iCloud) and upgrade my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to iOS 5. It appears to have all gone smoothly. There are lots of cool new features (I love being able to sync the phone and iPad wirelessly!) and I haven’t had a chance to play with all of them yet. But this upgrade finally allows me to remove most of my music and movies from my iDrive backups, freeing up a ton of space there. That’s because these are now accessible from the iCloud, should I lose them on my devices. And I still have backups of my media on the 1 TB external disk anyway.
But it’s nice to free these up from IDrive. I have 500GB of storage there and am using about 75% of it across 2 machines and my website. This will give me a little extra breathing room.
More on iOS 5 once I’ve had a little time to play with it.