On Tuesday, Apple accidentally revealed an iOS 5 Style notification on iCloud.com. Users who visited the site could find an iOS-style notification at the top of their browser. It featured placeholder text for both a title and a message.“Default Title for English,” the title read, followed by “English – This is test message description.”
To the right of the notification was an ‘X,’ allowing users to close the message from their browser. The test message could not be selected and it did not link anywhere.
This early reveal show that Apple is planning to bring banner alerts to iCloud.com when users receive a new email or other things. This feature was first debuted in iOS 5 last year as part of Notification Center. Notification Center will also be included with the upcoming release of Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion this summer.
Tuesday’s reveal at iCloud.com did not give any indication that a unified Notification Center will be coming to the website. But it did indicate that Apple is actively working on bringing banner-style notification alerts to the free cloud-based service.