Apple Releases iCloud for Windows Update to Fix Incompatibility Issues

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple this afternoon released an update for iCloud for Windows, which is the iCloud software designed to run on the Windows operating system for those who have both Windows machines and own Apple devices.

    iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1 is designed to fix compatibility issues with the latest version of Windows 10.


    Earlier this month, Microsoft blocked the iCloud for Windows software from being downloaded by Windows users after Apple discovered an incompatibility that could result in problems updating Shared Albums after users upgraded to Windows 10 version 1809.

    At the time, Microsoft said that it was working with Apple to provide a version of the iCloud software compatible with the latest version of Windows 10.

    The fix isn't mentioned by Apple, but the company did revise a support document that had previously suggested iCloud for Windows was only compatible with Windows 10 through the April 2018 update rather than the most recent update.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iCloud for Windows Update to Fix Incompatibility Issues
  2. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  3. sbailey4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2011
    Interesting the release notes state security issues addressed but the security document shows no CVE's addressed for 7.8.1 (only 7.8). Does not mention anything about the actual fix but this has been expected for a while now because of the Windows 1809 update and the compatibility issues between the two.
  4. mwroussos macrumors newbie


    Nov 27, 2018
    Still waiting to use my Outlook on my iPad and have access to my files...
  5. groadyho Suspended


    Apr 26, 2018
    Should've just bought a surface. My macbook doesn't really like O365. We use our surface far more
  6. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    Wasn’t iMessage for announced like 4 years ago?
  7. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Wait...Microsoft blocked the update? Sounds kinda Apple-like, unless it was under Apple’s request.
  8. dukeblue219 macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2012
    I see how this writeup phrases it, but other reporting I've read all says it's the other way around. The MS update was breaking iCloud (accidentally, but because of poor programming on apples part) so MS blocked their update from installing on machines of folks who would be affected.
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    How does that relate to this?
  10. eatrains macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    Nope, that's never been announced.
  11. mike2q macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2006
    Windows is a competing operating system made by the company that just surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Fun fact: Windows + XBox + Surface line is still less than 40% of Microsoft's total revenue.
  12. -BigMac- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Sounds lame
  13. vickysud macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    im on 1809 and i get this error "There is a problem installing this Windows Installer package".
  14. neuropsychguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    What I read is people with iCloud installed were not receiving the latest Windows 10 update (1809) ( This update broke various programs (not sure if it's a bug or feature) so some people were happy they were blocked from the update because of iCloud.
  15. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020


    Dec 7, 2014
    Or, to put that another way, Windows revenue is on a decline, the Surface lineup was never all that popular, and Microsoft's future focus has little to do with either of those two.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 28, 2018 ---
    Correct. The article is misleading; Microsoft didn't "block the iCloud for Windows software from being downloaded by Windows users"; it blocked Windows being upgraded to 1809 if you have iCloud for Windows installed.
  16. 4jasontv, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018

    4jasontv macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2011
    Actually, the article is misleading because iCloud for Windows has always had issues. Fun Fact: Microsoft responded by making OneDrive for Mac terrible.
  17. AngerDanger, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    I love hoe how Apple always includes the clunkiest looking PCs for the production photos. I reminds me of the default icon for Windows devices on your network:

  18. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Ahh yes, nicotine-stained beige. The computer color of the 90s.
  19. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Yes it is as and it’s already released. It’s not what either of you think it is. It’s not iMessage from a web browser. It’s just a service that syncs iMessage across your Apple devices and stored them in icloud
  20. purged, Nov 28, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  21. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    It’s also be nice if it could recognize APFS drives as well. This worked with HFS+ drives. Can’t set my MBP to reboot in macOS because the APFS partition isn’t recognized; forcing me to hold option key on reboot so I can select macOS again.
  22. Pupi macrumors 6502


    Apr 12, 2015
    Geez, no need to be so mad at it :p
  23. themacobserver macrumors newbie


    Nov 17, 2016
    There are 2 really bad pieces of software on my W10 machine: iCloud and iTunes. Thanks Apple.
  24. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Oh my god, I love the terrible laptop they use in that photo.

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