Future of iCloud.com?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by HenryJobs, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. HenryJobs macrumors member

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    As we have seen iOS, and to some extent OSX, move away from textures and go for a flatter look, will iCloud follow suit? And will anything change beyond the appearance?

    Personally, I have always felt that iCloud.com was lacking and the UI with iOS looking icons is annoying and inefficient .

    I'm hoping that along with a new clean look, we get a complete UI redesign more along the lines of OSX that offers more functionality. I'm also hoping for new features. We already know iWork will be included, but what about a way to view your photo stream online and a media player for iTunes radio and your purchased iTunes content?

    I'd love to hear your thoughts about iCloud.com. When do you think it will get an update? What do you think it needs?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Well we know the iWork apps will be available via iCloud. I suspect there will be an update around the time Mavericks or iOS 7 releases.
     
  3. digitalove macrumors regular

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    I totally agree with you.

    I have faith in iCloud but it really need a new redesign and a better stability.

    I mean Apple should consider that many people use iCloud as email service instead of Gmail, and compared to Gmail, and it's so much worse iCloud imo.

    Maybe they will update the site once iOS 7 will come out, but it's a lot of time - and what I dislike of Apple it's their slow speed on release new stuff.
     
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Agree on the slow release cycles, but the payoff is generally there in terms of experience. I'm sure the visuals of the site will be updated this fall if for no other reason than to have everything matching across platform.
     
  5. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    I'm hoping they make a new UI -and- make their iWork on iCloud collaborative. Beyond that, I don't know.
     
  6. HenryJobs thread starter macrumors member

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    I like your ideas.

    Now I'm thinking that in addition to a redesign, they could add acess to iBooks, newsstand, find my friends etc. and do a Dropbox like integration with OSX finder for file storage.
     
  7. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    OH that makes me think of something else they could add to iCloud in general. Improve the Foldering. I have Google Drive because I can sequester all my stories from my schoolwork from everything else. And I can sequester each story inside their own folders or each class inside its own.

    And so forth.

    It makes it easier to keep everything organized than the way iCloud currently does it.
     
  8. powers74 macrumors 68000

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    Sadly for you, this will never happen, as Apple is moving away from hierarchical file folder systems in favor of app management. But feel free to keep floating down that pipe dream.
     
  9. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Thats why I am using Copy, the service I linked to earlier. It works just like Dropbox but they give you more free space and unlimited referrals. I am at half a terabyte of free space.
     
  10. Gymgenius Suspended

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    iMessage in iCloud would do it for me.
    I can chat from my desktop then.
     

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