No free iCloud storage, I used my 5 gigs and then I disabled the iCloud cause I only got notifications that I have no free iCloud storage anymore but now I have free 5 gigs cause I deleted the iCloud data & I can't backup my iPad, I only use iPad on this iCloud account. I don't know what to do soi sometimes back up over iTunes on my macIm wondering if after iCloud people still use itunes to manage their devices.
You can upgrade to 15gb for $20/yearNo free iCloud storage, I used my 5 gigs and then I disabled the iCloud cause I only got notifications that I have no free iCloud storage anymore but now I have free 5 gigs cause I deleted the iCloud data & I can't backup my iPad, I only use iPad on this iCloud account. I don't know what to do soi sometimes back up over iTunes on my mac
I'm trying to get rid of every single file in my computer and moving completly to the cloud, but the internet connection is the limiting factor, I have a 4Mbps connection and IMO you need at least 10 to have a pleasant experience working with everything in the cloud. Currently I'm experimenting and I decided to go completly itunes free to see what icloud is capable of doing, but I've been doing this for just about two weeks so it is to early to jump into any conclusions.For someone with my kind of internet service (3Mbs DSL), iTunes is still the practical approach. I do appreciate being able to download a previously purchased item. Sometimes I will offload something to archives and then decide I want it back, etc. So now I don't have to scrounge around for finding the offload on an external drive. I never index any of that stuff so it's like a scavenger hunt if I actually need to fish something out of archives.
As far as iTunes Match goes, it's not worth it to me to risk finding out that a lot of my classical stuff would end up as uploads. It's not the storage cost. It's the bandwidth consumption getting it there, or down again. I have the CDs still, in most cases. I have the rips all backed up, sometimes in multiple formats.
So what do I really need of an opera in the cloud, would I ever actually download it from there? I tend to think not. Maybe if I wanted someting in nicer format than my original rip and I couldn't find the CD without spending two days looking for it.
But there doesn't seem to be a way to do extremely selective iTunes Matches like that unless setting up a separate library on a laptop and matching just what I elected to put into that library. That's a time consuming setup. A lot of weighing costs v. benefits involved here.