Do you think Mavericks will get iCloud Drive?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Traverse, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Some may think this is a dumb question, but do you think Mavericks will get iCloud Drive via 10.9.5 or another update?

    I realize that it is a feature advertised with Yosemite, but Apple knows that iOS 8 will be very integrated into iCloud Drive and not every Mac user will be running Yosemite. Since it will be accessible via the web and the control panel in Windows I don't see why they wouldn't add a functioning folder to Mavericks.

    What do you think?
     
  2. JCSColin macrumors newbie

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    No, I don't see Apple allowing iDrive to run on Mavericks as Apple likes to have all of their users(both iOS and Macintosh) running their latest operating system. Apple is notorious for withholding features in older Operating Systems to help push people into their newer ones. Also Apple kinda has an excuse to use too as Yosemite will run on every single Mac that is able to run Mavericks so they really don't need to waste their time adding features to an OS that in a few months will quickly be abandoned.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    That seems like the most logical thing, but how will iOS 8 devices that utilize icloud Drive work with pre-Yosemite Mac's?

    Surely Apple realizes that many people who use iOS are not going to be on the latest release of Yosemite, at least not initially.
     
  4. JCSColin macrumors newbie

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    They won't. That's at least how I see Apple doing this. iCloud Drive isn't a "mandatory" feature so if someone chooses to update their phone to iOS 8 but keep Mavericks, at least initially, it won't cause either of these systems to become unusable.
     
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    What JCSCollin said.

    Not only on OS X, but you see same situation on iOS: features only available on specific hw and OS version.

    For Mavericks, can still get your documents via iCloud web interface, ain't going to brick one's desktop.

    Early iCloud features (eg. contact, calendar sync) didn't work on Snow Leopard, hence, dumped my Hackintosh for an iPad (plus battery issues for stock battery and 3rd party being poor).
     

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