updated 03:08 pm EDT, Tue May 8, 2012
Shows Apple attempting to improve site's usefulness
Apple has inadvertently revealed plans to bring banner notifications to iCloud.com, AppleInsider notes. Earlier on Tuesday, some visitors to the site saw an iOS-style banner at the top with a placeholder image and text. "Default Title for English," it read, with "English - This is test message description" underneath. Although clicking on the banner led nowhere, a small X allowed people to dismiss the message.
It's unclear what sort of notifications might be pushed to the iCloud website. These could conceivably be limited to the site's own small stable of apps, but it could also pull in notifications from Mac or iOS software. The next version of OS X, Mountain Lion, is slated to get its own Notification Center when it ships sometime this summer.