iCloud.com Features

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by LewisChapman, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    With the industry's focus on online services increasingly becoming more prevalent, the feature set of iCloud.com and Apple's online services in general now look quite stagnant.

    My suggestions for features:
    • Sending/receiving iMessages on iCloud.com now that messages are in the cloud
    • Playing music in an online player
    • Listen to podcasts
    • Use Apple News and or iBooks
    • Maps with route planning
    • Adding locations to Calendar events
    • Online mail client is extremely limited with no options for read requests, quick replies, links to calendar, S/Mime encryption etc
    • We can't we view any file types in iCloud drive without downloading them?
    • Still can't share folders on iCloud Drive
    • Can't have albums within folders in Photos when sharing with Family - family photos in my household are per year then per occasion which I imagine is common?
    Anything else anyone can think of?

    Hopefully the services will see some development soon!
  2. colburnr macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2011
    Crown Point, IN

    The ability to see my subscribed calendars in the calendar application and the ability to subscribe to a calendar from iCloud.com. It's absolutely absurd, in my opinion, that we do not currently have that capability.
  3. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2017
    There is really only one thing I would like to see added to iCloud. The ability to have non-synced storage, in addition to the current syncing. Perhaps an optional non-sync flag to set at a folder level or some other means of doing it.
  4. CLS727 macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2018
    Send/receive iMessage from iCloud.com in a browser will never happen becuase

    1 - security.... HUGE backdoor login to someones private information

    2 - it would allow for iMessage on a Windows PC..... lots of people have stuck with macOS only because they don't want to lose the ecosystem of having messages sync on their computer
  5. nouveau_redneck macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2017
    How is this a backdoor, or make the service any less secure than it is now?

    Not that I think doing it would be a good idea from a usability or cost of implementation standpoint. Just curious why you think it would not be secure.
  6. CLS727 macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2018
    I know my wife's iCloud login.

    I don't think she would appreciate me being able to casually login to read all her iMessages.

    Now extend that to someone you DON'T know...... it would be like all those actresses that got nude photos leaked from their photo stream backup.

    2-factor authentication would help I guess.... but Apple still wouldn't want Windows users doing iMessage either.
  7. LewisChapman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    Not sure how it’s a ‘backdoor’ when 2FA is still heavily present and enforced?

    I would say it’s actually the opposite, being able to continue those web messages on an iOS/MacOS device would be an incentive to spend money on Apple hardware. We have seen quite a few examples of Apple branching out to third-party devices with Apple services recently let’s not overlook this as a huge advancement of culture.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 17, 2019 ---
    Are you suggesting that somebody sharing their password and not enabling 2FA is a weakness of a system?

    I just gave someone my bank card and told them my PIN - banks these days are so insecure!!
  8. CLS727 macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2018
    I agree, but none of those actresses gave up their passwords on purpose either.

    Phishing schemes aren't going away
  9. LewisChapman thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    Hence 2FA
  10. Vlad Soare, Apr 20, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2019

    Vlad Soare macrumors member

    Vlad Soare

    Mar 23, 2019
    Bucharest, Romania
    The minute she gave you her Apple account password she conceided that you may access her data, including messages. If she doesn't trust you, then she shouldn't have granted you access to her iCloud in the first place. And if she does trust you, then she has nothing to worry about, hasn't she?
    After all, what would stop you from using a Mac and the Messages app to access her messages, if you really wanted to? How does the exclusion of a browser feature make her account more secure?

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