Another reason I left iCloud for Dropbox

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Razeus, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/26/4148628/why-doesnt-icloud-just-work

    It's no wonder Apple wanted Dropbox - they don't know how to do syncing as well as they do.

     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

    ugahairydawgs

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    If I am reading this right the problems with iCloud sync have less to do with anything on the server side, but instead how the OS tries to push Core Data and how ineffective it is at doing so. As the article says......document storage is not really a problem for Apple here.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I use both.

    iCloud for Mac & iOS data syncing, DropBox for files.
     
  4. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    I'm sorry but the crap about 'coredata' has nothing to do with Dropbox and Dropbox can't do core data syncing either. This is for syncing data between iOS apps. Some developers can get it to work for them and others can't.

    If apple did sync like Dropbox do then you would end up with multitudes of file versions like: game save, game save (edited on iPhone), game save (edited on iPad)

    Dropbox does nothing clever whatsoever. They have loads of space and just cache versions and save off versions should the file be open on 2 or more devices at once. there is no intelligence there whatsoever its indelicate solution.

    That's not to say its a bad service, because its not. It's excellent at what it does but your example of a developer complaint has sod all to do with how Dropbox works.
     

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