It seems like someone at Apple was not careful enough in hiding internal iCloud beta site. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith found by mistake the beta version of iCloud (which was pulled after a few minutes it became viral). This beta version, that was hosted at beta.icloud.com had similar functionality as official iCloud page, but featured two more apps. These apps were Notes and Reminders. Since Notes and Reminders are iOS apps that Apple is going to add in Mountain Lion update for OS X, it makes sense for Apple to make these apps iCloud compatible. So that users can view and edit notes and Reminders right from iCloud’s web app accessible with literally every device with internet connectivity.
It’s worth noting here that this beta site has direct references to upcoming iOS 6 beta in it’s code strings. Which might mean that users will be required to run iOS 6 on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in order to use Notes and Reminders iCloud app.
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