I moved over from Android (and all things gmail.com) to the iPhone a year ago. I really like the native mail app but as was mentioned it will check your gmail on a schedule (shortest being every 15 mins). Now I don't want to wait for up to 15 mins after a mail has arrived for it to be brought to my phone so I set up an icloud.com address and diverted my gmail to it. The native app now receives email pushed to it rather than having to retrieve it.I don't mean to sound dumb but, why are push notifications important? I've only had a iPhone for a month.
Yes you do. Google give you 15GB for free. iCloud give you 5GBGmail is better. You literally don't have to worry about your storage and pretty often I don't even receive letters on iCloud for some reason.
Gmail works better and it's free. On iCloud you just have 5GB for free.
15GB is way better than 5GB,Gmail works just fine. Push notifications get sent to your device as soon as a new email arrives. Gmail does not do that in the native Apple mail app. It will in the gmail app that you can download from the app store.
Yes you do. Google give you 15GB for free. iCloud give you 5GB
In the past, iCloud email has been known by some folks to filter some emails (you never receive them in Inbox or Junk/Spam).
A lot of people have trust issues with Gmail in regards to "data mining".
Are you going "all in" with Mail, Contacts, and Calendars? Google's can be set up on just about any device or operating system. iCloud...not so much as of yet. Good to know if you ever want to change to a device with a different OS.
No real issue. Just wondered if I should change to iCloud exclusively.
I am quite fond of Notes.
That is one of the challenges between Google and iCloud.
Google is far more stable and can be used across more services however if you are a heavy or predominate Apple user the iCloud is enticing.
For me, dependability and ability to access made Google my primary even though I use an iPad, iPhone, and rMB.
Use what makes sense for you.