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#1 User is offline   Greumach 

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:05 PM

Had a brief look today at Apples blurb about iCloud. The first thing I notice is the free 5gb which they say is "plenty for all your music, photos.." etc. They are kidding! I have 12gb of music alone and more than that of photos.

Mind you, I see no reason to have everything on the iPhone and iPad. I prefer to select what I need on the various devices.
Does anyone know any more about this?
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

Apart from watching the keynote, not much at all.. My guess is it will be 5gig for free and if you want another 10 gig sell us your soul.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:19 PM

I don't know how music interacts with iTunes Match and iCloud. I thought iTunes Match just kept a list of tracks in your library for you to download whenever. Exactly how that is different to storing it in the cloud I don't know, but it seems like a sucky feature if that's the one it's to be done.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:47 AM

Yeah thats right. 5GB is for your documents contacts email etc. Apple stores your last 1000 photos. And iTunes match, matches all your music. And can send any of your songs to your device when you need it.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:14 AM

Yep, that's exactly right Jamie - the 5GB that's included on your iCloud account syncs with your pages, keynote, contacts, calendars, reminders, bookmarks, notes and your 'photo stream' (although only the last 1000 shots).

But, as we've been discussing on another thread, there doesn't appear to be any iDisk/Dropbox like locker to dump files that don't come from supported apps - ie, you can't store other random files on iCloud (at present). Apple's opened up the iCloud Backup platform for third-party developers to integrate into their own apps, so we're likely to see the integration of other files in the future. However, if you listen to what Apple said at the keynote address, it doesn't look like there's going to be anything like Dropbox. It wants to concentrate on the files being available across a number of devices seamlessly rather than organising them yourself...

iTunes Match will let you store music that's not already on the iTunes store (for a fee), although we've had absolutely zero word as to when that's going to become available locally.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for the replies, I guess all will be revealed when ios5 comes out.

Now, must download Lion :)
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