Verizon iPhone Owners Left Out of iCloud Fun (For Now)

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors bot



    When Steve Jobs told the crowd at Moscone that iTunes In The Cloud would be "available today", lots of iPhone and iPad users were very excited to begin using Automatic Downloads, Purchased Content Listings, iTunes in the Cloud and all the rest.


    However, one group of users -- those owning a Verizon iPhone, to be precise -- can't participate in the fun, like the losing team at the World Series watching the champagne spray all over the winning pitcher. It's true, CDMA iPhones are stuck at 4.2.8, and iTunes in the Cloud only works on iOS 4.3.3 or later. It's buried in the fine print at the bottom of the iCloud Features page:
    Sorry, Verizon owners. You're still second best.

    Article Link: Verizon iPhone Owners Left Out of iCloud Fun (For Now)
  2. macrumors newbie

    I'm on iOS5 beta and I'm on Verizon, I have iCloud fully up and running
  3. macrumors member

    Verizon Owner

    THIS IS SO F-IN BULL! What the hell Apple. I left ATT because of poor service area, but kept an iPhone because I've had one since DAY 1, 2007! Now we can't have what others are getting to experience. This is horrible, and non-apple like.
  4. macrumors P6


    Small correction, the iTunes Cloud beta works on any iOS 4.3.X version.
  5. macrumors G5


    The iCloud Verizon delay currently is measured in hours. If it becomes weeks, I’d be jealous! Hopefully it will be only days.

    You can be sure Apple didn’t WANT anything to be different on the Verizon phones. So they’ll be working to resolve your problem.
  6. macrumors 6502


    is it really that fun?

    Verizon users - u arent missing out

  7. macrumors 65816


    Sorry international customers, you are also still, and always will be, second best.
  8. macrumors 6502

    What type of forum/ "news site" writes up articles and then declares ANY type of paying customer as "second best"? Tongue in cheek? Maybe. But still...
  9. macrumors 6502

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    I'm not going to lie this really is tarring to piss me off... I didnt buy an iPhone to be left out on all the software updates for no apparent reason. Really unfair apple.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Agreed. As a user currently frustrated by this, the wording there was actually irritating to me.
  11. Contributing Editor


    Ah, good to know. Apple's footnote says 4.3.3 though, FWIW. Probably covering their ass.
  12. Contributing Editor


    I'm sorry you feel that way, and it's definitely tongue in cheek. But, honestly, it's Apple you should be upset with, not me.
  13. macrumors regular


    Guys seriously...get a life and lighten up. :rolleyes:
  14. macrumors 6502

    The tongue-in-cheek, colloquial tone that's been set since the site redesign--particularly the iOS blog--has really rubbed me the wrong way. I mean no offense, but it's not particularly clever, it's slightly amateurish, and definitely not the professional tone I'd come to expect from MacRumors.

    (and no, I'm not on Verizon... :) )
  15. macrumors 68000

    Yes, International...Apple in California and you are in London. You are the international one, not Verizon customers.
  16. macrumors demi-god


    Or you could have listened to Steve say "available for iOS 4.3" during the Keynote. I knew instantly that I would not be participating in the "fun" until iOS 5 was released.

    Whenever I see the word "Blog" identifying a particular feed, I automatically assume it will have a friendlier, more casual tone. More professional feeds don't usually use that word.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Yep. It works with JB iOS 4.3.2 as well.
  18. sinbushar, Jun 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011

    macrumors member

    ...All over a Developer version/Beta?

    I don't think anybody has the right to be upset over not having access to software in beta (with the exception of developers). Nobody has really been left out...

    Also, this isn't the BBC or NYTimes, it's okay to have a little fun. We are just talking about technology here...
  19. macrumors member

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     funny stuff. Atleast us ATT uses have a little braggin rights for a day.
  20. macrumors regular

    Agreed. Today's liveblog was rather snarky, too.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    I thought I was reading either Gizmodo or a Full of Win post. Either way, it sucked. Please don't write articles like this in the future.
  22. macrumors regular

    Except that a "more casual tone" -- if that's what you call pointless snark -- is very different from the authoritative, above-the-fray tone that MacRumors has always cultivated. This sounds like something the rabble of amateurs over at TUAW would post.
  23. macrumors member


    I wonder if Steve uses Verizon?

    I hate AT&T and have done so for years based on a litany of cheesy business practices and a flat-out inadequate network. Forced back on them by the iphone, my call drops slowly, systematically got more numerous while the price rose. Verizon is not any better on the economics side, but the iphone actually works as a telephone!!!!!

    Now Jobs is planning a deal with China Telecom Corporation Limited and Rostelecom and Svyazinvest in the former Soviet Union. Once those are in the bag (it still takes 5 years to get a new phone number in Moscow) he'll get his folks on the Verizon issue. You heard it here first!

  24. macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Feel entitled much?
  25. macrumors 65816

    Exactly what I thought. Silly inflammatory post in order to get page views and hits. The worst part is they didn't confirm it. Because I am also on Verizon and using the iOS 5 beta and it's working fine with icloud. Just like the very first poster in this thread.
    Yet a bunch of people posted their whines without reading that it does actually work.

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