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A glitch on iCloud.com suggests that Apple will soon add a way to view iCloud Bookmarks on the iCloud.com portal. The screen, shown above, appears briefly at this URL when users try to install the Chrome extension from the iCloud Control Panel for Windows.

The screen clearly says that “iCloud Bookmarks are coming soon. Please come back later”. While the message may be referring to the iCloud Bookmarks extension, as the URL slug is ‘bookmarks_extension’, this doesn’t really make sense as browser extensions have already been released by Apple for several months and are available for both Chrome and Firefox.

The more likely interpretation is that users will soon be able to view their bookmarks synced through iCloud on the web. This could be useful to people who are travelling and have to use a computer other than their own for some reason, such as a library PC.

The page uses the iOS 7 iconography for Bookmarks, which indicates the page is somewhat recent. As the browser extensions launched simultaneously with iOS 7, there would have been no need for a ‘coming soon’ page to have been otherwise created.

That being said, it is out of character for Apple to slip up in this way, but not unheard of. In fact, Apple has inadvertently leaked new information through iCloud.com about about upcoming features through the site in the past. In May 2012, beta.icloud.com revealed that Notes and Reminders web apps were in the works. Sure enough, they appeared later in the year alongside iOS 6′s debut.

Thanks Dayton!

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8 Responses to “iCloud.com glitch suggests iCloud Bookmarks viewer coming to website”

  1. hmurchison says:

    I need this feature.

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  2. mikhailt says:

    Apple’s greatest weakness right now is providing services and the cloud backend stuff. Those are what Google excels at, which is probably why Apple partnered up with them at the beginning. I still think Apple+Google makes an amazing company but sadly, Google’s focus on the ads money throws a wrench here in addition to the whole Android situation.

    If Apple could focus more on building scalable web services, providing reliable backend (iCloud sync is still horrible for majority of developers), and so on, it’d really help them in the long run.

    This iCloud bookmarks sounds like they’re expanding the focus that but they’re so slow about it.

    Consider the iCloud situation, it’s still two year or something like that in, and yet they’re not there with the reliability and ease of use. There’s still no iCloud folder that’s easily accessible for folks. They’re still adding new APIs in each annual OS X/iOS releases that help the developers but that’d means iCloud can only get better once a year with new OS releases, not whenever the stuff is ready.

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  3. smigit says:

    “While the message may be referring to the iCloud Bookmarks extension, as the URL slug is ‘bookmarks_extension’, this doesn’t really make sense as browser extensions have already been released by Apple for several months and are available for both Chrome and Firefox.”

    But not for OS X users, and I know myself and other users out there prefer to use different browsers on their mobile devices to their desktop systems. I’d really love for them to make the plugin available to all users.

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  4. Alex Taffe says:

    This has actually been like that for at least 2 months. I just didn’t interpret it as such

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  5. Have been hoping for this feature for a LONG time :)

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  6. I hope this is true – that’d be a really hand feature

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  7. syed ali says:

    Exactly, What I am looking for this.

    http://goo.gl/Sxrrqh

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