iCloud does NOT support WindowsXP

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by ericinboston, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. ericinboston macrumors 68000

    Jan 13, 2008
    anyone else notice this? Only MS Vista and Win7.

    I wonder:

    a)why?...as whatever "syncing" technology surely doesn't rely on the OS...it relies on iTunes and iCloud itself...not some magical OS api.

    b)just how many folks are going to be ticked about this. There is such a huge percentage of people on XP (for lots of reasons!) that Apple is denying them use of iCloud. I am on XP both at work and home...really doubt I will move to Win7 as I just don't see the need, don't see the enticement (what features, exactly, does Win7 have that XP doesn't?), don't want to buy a new computer right now, and Win8 is out this Fall.
  2. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Even Microsoft's itself dropped XP support, It is really normal Apple also drops :)
  3. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    No different to the Mac side of things

    The current OS, Snow Leopard is not supported by iCloud, the only one that works is Lion and that isnt even out yet

    If you want to use Apples latest features, you need the latest software

    Sucks, but thats how it is
  4. OllyW, Jun 10, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Generally speaking isn't making icloud compatible to any 10 year old operating system that has significant security issues. I doubt that the masses of win xp users are going to be up in arms about not having icloud.

    Windows 8 is not due out until 2012 (or later) not this fall

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