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Update 2/3: As spotted by The 8-Bit, Apple has now reinstated iCloud for Windows version 12 on the Microsoft Store.



Apple has pulled version 12 of iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store, based on user reports. The update included support for the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension released on Monday.

icloud-password-extension-windows.jpg

As noted by The 8-Bit, the version of iCloud currently on the Microsoft App Store is 11.6.32.0, which is a downgrade from version 12 that was available yesterday. The description for the iCloud app still mentions support for the iCloud Passwords extension, however.

It's not known why Apple pulled the latest version, but it could be due to issues many users have experienced with the Chrome extension, including problems with two-factor authentication when trying to access websites and the browser extension failing to work at all.

Apple released the iCloud passwords extension for Google's Chrome browser on Windows 10 to allow users to access passwords in Chrome that have been generated in Apple's Safari browser. It also enables ‌iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on Apple devices, too.

Article Link: Apple Pulls Version 12 of iCloud for Windows That Supported iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension [Update: It's Back]
 
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Nozuka

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Even though it is the most widely used browser, i feel like it's the one browser that does not fit into Apples Privacy "message". They should add a Firefox Extension. And add this extension to the Edge Store, so you don't have to get it from Googles store.
 

Whathappened

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Apple has pulled version 12 of iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store, based on user reports. The update included support for the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension released on Monday.

icloud-password-extension-windows.jpg

As noted by The 8-Bit, the version of iCloud currently on the Microsoft App Store is 11.6.32.0, which is a downgrade from version 12 that was available yesterday. The description for the iCloud app still mentions support for the iCloud Passwords extension, however.

It's not known why Apple pulled the latest version, but it could be due to issues many users have experienced with the Chrome extension, including problems with two-factor authentication when trying to access websites and the browser extension failing to work at all.

Apple released the iCloud passwords extension for Google's Chrome browser on Windows 10 to allow users to access passwords in Chrome that have been generated in Apple's Safari browser. It also enables ‌iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on Apple devices, too.

Article Link: Apple Pulls Version 12 of iCloud for Windows That Supported iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension
Apple's software quality is degrading year by year to the point where Windows will soon have caught
I hear that story year by year and it never was true.
 

MJaP

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Apple programmers don't seem be able to write software for Windows to the same quality that they write it for their native hardware. I always found Quicktime to be a painful experience on Windows, and iTunes was sometimes a bit hit and miss as well.

I have great admiration for Windows programmers because you have to write software that is able to cope with millions of different hardware permutations from hundreds of different companies, with Apple you're only having to write for a small subset of hardware specifications.
 

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Apple has pulled version 12 of iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store, based on user reports. The update included support for the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension released on Monday.

icloud-password-extension-windows.jpg

As noted by The 8-Bit, the version of iCloud currently on the Microsoft App Store is 11.6.32.0, which is a downgrade from version 12 that was available yesterday. The description for the iCloud app still mentions support for the iCloud Passwords extension, however.

It's not known why Apple pulled the latest version, but it could be due to issues many users have experienced with the Chrome extension, including problems with two-factor authentication when trying to access websites and the browser extension failing to work at all.

Apple released the iCloud passwords extension for Google's Chrome browser on Windows 10 to allow users to access passwords in Chrome that have been generated in Apple's Safari browser. It also enables ‌iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on Apple devices, too.

Article Link: Apple Pulls Version 12 of iCloud for Windows That Supported iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension


Apple has pulled version 12 of iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store, based on user reports. The update included support for the iCloud Passwords Chrome extension released on Monday.

icloud-password-extension-windows.jpg

As noted by The 8-Bit, the version of iCloud currently on the Microsoft App Store is 11.6.32.0, which is a downgrade from version 12 that was available yesterday. The description for the iCloud app still mentions support for the iCloud Passwords extension, however.

It's not known why Apple pulled the latest version, but it could be due to issues many users have experienced with the Chrome extension, including problems with two-factor authentication when trying to access websites and the browser extension failing to work at all.

Apple released the iCloud passwords extension for Google's Chrome browser on Windows 10 to allow users to access passwords in Chrome that have been generated in Apple's Safari browser. It also enables ‌iCloud‌ syncing of passwords generated in Chrome, making them available on Apple devices, too.

Article Link: Apple Pulls Version 12 of iCloud for Windows That Supported iCloud Passwords Chrome Extension
Why would anyone want other browsers access to your iCloud passwords? Isn't that part of the attraction that Apple products have? Keychain access is supposed to be very secure, so why allow access to other browsers? Even Firefox can be cracked and how many users of Chrome or Firefox (other browsers are availabe) use a master password/2FA to protect their passwords?
 
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All Apple’s software for Windows is incredibly bad. It’s literally the Cyberpunk of Windows platform. I’ve never seen such differences between platforms with any kind of software. Sadly, I have to use Windows on my desktop and I’m switching to Tidal this month just because the crappy Windows version of iTunes is so bad. The app can’t even play movie trailers most of the time for god sake.
 

Jamalien

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Apple seems to think making ****** low effort software for Windows will convince its platform agnostic customers that macOS is so much better than Windows. Quite the opposite

iCloud only just supported windows scaling a few months back lol
 
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Sarkany

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Apple software for Windows is trash. How is the most profitable company on Earth not able to code proper Windows software, while open source programmers can build flawless software for free. It’s like Apple enjoys punishing Windows users to force them into buying overpriced Macs.
 

architect1337

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Apple software on Windows is a joke. iTunes? iCloud for Windows? The photo replication is terrible and the integration with Outlook is just bad. Try removing it!

Even iCloud (the web based app for mail / calendar etc) is terrible and that's meant to be platform agnostic. Very poor compared to gmail / outlook.com. Such a shame. I had to move to Windows for work but still like to use the iCloud infrastructure for personal use. These tools make it very difficult.
 

m5comp

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I tried all day yesterday to download version 12 of iCloud for Windows from the Microsoft Store and just kept getting version 11.6.
 

verpeiler

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And that's why god invented Windows. Simply go for it and be happy.

For others, such as myself, I wake up my Apple devices/computers in the morning and they have never let me down. For many years. Life goes on.
Yeah, right... especially OSX/MacOS was and is completely bug free.
And a god or gods (a crappy idea anyway) didn't invent anything.
 
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citysnaps

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Yeah, right... especially OSX/MacOS was and is completely bug free.
And a god or gods (a crappy idea anyway) didn't invent anything.
Oh...Ok. You have apparently found 100% perfection in other operating systems. Go for one of them.

I never claimed macOS is completely bug-free. What I said: "For others, such as myself, I wake up my Apple devices/computers in the morning and they have never let me down. For many years. Life goes on."
 
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verpeiler

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Oh...Ok. You have apparently found 100% perfection in other operating systems. Go for one of them.

I never claimed macOS is completely bug-free. What I said: "For others, such as myself, I wake up my Apple devices/computers in the morning and they have never let me down. For many years. Life goes on."
Oh... Ok. I didn't claim any other OS to be completely bug free either.
I never understood the Windows/Mac hate. Yes, some versions were not so great, but I never had serious issues with windows, and it rarely let me down. Windows 10 has been pretty good so far, like the new direction MS is taking it.
 
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citysnaps

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Oh... Ok. I didn't claim any other OS to be completely bug free either.
I never understood the Windows/Mac hate. Yes, some versions were not so great, but I never had serious issues with windows, and it rarely let me down. Windows 10 has been pretty good so far, like the new direction MS is taking it.

No Windows hate here. It would be silly to hate an OS. Simply use the OS that works for you and makes you happy. I've found mine. I'm glad you've found yours.
 

verpeiler

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No Windows hate here. It would be silly to hate an OS. Simply use the OS that works for you and makes you happy. I've found mine. I'm glad you've found yours.
I use both, and happy with it, yes. And by "hate" you know what I mean, the usual Macrumors circle jerk about the superior OS.

And finally on topic: When do they finally support Edge and stop with "Internet Explorer"? That's ridiculous...
 

TheMacDaddy1

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Merica!
Apple programmers don't seem be able to write software for Windows to the same quality that they write it for their native hardware. I always found Quicktime to be a painful experience on Windows, and iTunes was sometimes a bit hit and miss as well.

I have great admiration for Windows programmers because you have to write software that is able to cope with millions of different hardware permutations from hundreds of different companies, with Apple you're only having to write for a small subset of hardware specifications.
Unless your software directly interfaces with hardware, like a video card or printer the OS shelters your software from the hardware. Windows programmers for the most part never worry about the hardware.

we have no idea why they pulled this browser extension. It could be a back end issue like iCloud. Also I would bet this extension to a Chromium browser is universal to all platforms and not written specifically for Windows.
 

TheMacDaddy1

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Merica!
Apple's software quality is degrading year by year to the point where Windows will soon have caught up.
Lol. Have you used Windows lately? Windows 10 has a schizophrenic UI and the built in apps feel like the result of some high school programming class. Topped off by ads popping up for Office 365/One Drive and your helpful assistant Cortana.
 
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