Apple's iCloud inspired by Dropbox?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clank72, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. clank72 macrumors regular

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    I use Dropbox daily. Like it. I believe the Dropbox people will suffer when iCloud is launched? Seems Apple got inspired?

    Will Dropbox still have a use?
     
  2. QuarterSwede, Sep 25, 2011
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    I think Dropbox was inspired by iDisk and how slow it is. iCloud one ups Dropbox and iDisk by doing everything automatically in the background for you. iCloud certainly isn't a replacement for Dropbox. Just a compliment.
     
  3. tigres macrumors 68040

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    iCloud cannot hold a candle to Dropbox. Also, iCloud will not offer any storage like dropbox other than the iWork docs.

    iCloud is gimped. IMO
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I don't see how iCloud is anything like Dropbox.

    MobileMe's iDisk feature is the only thing remotely like Dropbox and they're dropping that feature with iCloud.

    There are a lot of things about iCloud that will mean it's totally unsuitable for some uses.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is an API for iCloud that devs can use for storage, so hypothetically a dev could make an app to allow storage similar to Dropbox. We just don't know yet.
     
  6. tigres macrumors 68040

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    That's correct, but why in the hell would apple not use their new data center and keep iDisk is insulting to say the least.
    I don't want another third party solution, I want what i have been paying for after being sucked into the system.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I agree with you, and suspect the reason they dropped iDisk is because it sucked. Maybe they do have plans to roll out a replacement. (shrug)
     

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