I'm asking because iCloud is really all the backup I need. My contacts, emails, and my download history of music, apps, etc. (which I can always re-download) is all I need to back up. And some important documents that I can back up to iCloud. My question is do these documents and photos that are stored in iCloud permanently stored? I know there's a 30 day limit with Photo Stream, but is there a place that I can permanently back up some photos? I can really get by with just iCloud and no local backup if I can permanently store a few documents and photos here and there. That's all I need.