Scene 1: A crowded Apple Store. Dave and Laura, a young husband and wife, are looking at the new iPhone 4S and talking about iCloud.
Dave: See, honey? If we both get these and get iCloud, then we can save all our pictures to the cloud and look at them on any of our Apple devices, like your iPad.
Laura: Really? That's cool. What about when we buy music, books, apps, and stuff like that?
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Dave: Those too. See, if everything's stored in the iCloud, then we can get to that stuff anywhere, it's not stuck on our phones until we sync. Also, it's automatically backed up, so even if our phone or iPad breaks, we still have our pictures and stuff.
Laura: Wow, that's really cool. Let's do it. Let's get one for each of us!
Scene 2: The interior of a nursery during the day with a crib, a colorful mobile, and balloon-themed wallpaper. Dave and Laura are looking into the crib at their six-month-old daughter Samantha.
Dave: (baby talk) She's just the cutest little thing! Yes she is! (tickles Samantha's chin)
Laura: Hey, let's test out this iCloud thing. Take a picture of her with your phone.
Dave: Sure. (pulls out iPhone 4S and takes two pictures of Samantha)
Laura: (looking at her phone) There they are in my Photo Stream! This is awesome!
Samantha coos and giggles.
Scene 3: The interior of Dave and Laura's living room at night. Dave is sitting in a recliner with his iPhone 4S; Laura is lying on a couch with her iPad.
Dave: (tapping his iPhone vigorously) I just bought a new app, you should see it on your iPad.
Laura: (looking at iPad, hits a button) Yep, it just showed up. Is iFart what I think it is?
Dave's iPhone emits a horrible noise of flatulence. He laughs like an adolescent boy. Laura shakes her head, but smiling, throws a pillow at Dave.