Could the i-Cloud service be the selling-point for Apple to expand their market?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by nini1026, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. nini1026 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2011
    Hello, guys
    I've been considering to be transferred from Android side to iOS's.

    Is i-Cloud service really attractive to use overall?
    You guys really believe that i-Cloud could make a new paradigm this time again as Apple has been doing, considering the recent competive IT world?

    How long does it take to pull the i-cloud backup and restore over Wifi?
    What about the photo-stream same way?
    (If it takes more than a few hours, it would be a problem)

    -storage size
    It looks just 5GB is provided for free of charge.
    Is that enough to handle your whole data stored in you device?

    Thanks in advance
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    I personally dislike iCloud but love photo stream, I think that siri is the selling point.
  3. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    depends on the size of your backup. and internet speeds.
    for the avg person 5gb is plenty.

    i love icloud. i broke my phone and have a new one being shipped on monday. it is being shipped to my work and as soon as i get it i just have to put in my icloud info and hit restore from backup and boom all ready to go.
  4. nini1026 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2011
    Yeah, Siri is amazing.
    Could you tell me why you dislike iCloud, please?
  5. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    No, iCloud is not a selling point, it is expected by consumers at this point. The entire IT industry is going through consumerization where we all want, need and demand access and availability to our data from anywhere at all times. Apple is simply keeping up with the industry in this section of the market. One can argue, Apple is even behind some of it's competition in cloud services, but I will leave that argument for another date. Apple's selling points are their sleek hardware, personal and good customer service, easy to use intuitive operating systems and benefiting from using all of their products to be part of their ecosystem.
  6. nini1026 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2011

    How long it take to back up 2GB at your home?
  7. nini1026 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2011
    Oh, what a great insight.
    But , what part of comepetition in cloud service do you think Apple is not doing a good job?
    I thought their cloud is kind of best one so far, since it offers integrated services and smart-auto sync unlike the old-fashion cloud service.
  8. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    i don't know my backups are smaller than 1gb last time i checked and that didn't take long at all.
    when i get my phone on monday i will time how long it takes to restore from icloud.
  9. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I would say the biggest thing that is going to expand iPhone market is:

    A) Now available on 3 major carriers


    B) iPhone 3GS is free.

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