iCloud Seems Boring

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Blorzoga, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Is it just me or does this whole music-in-the-cloud thing seem a bit boring? I mean, I have my music on my phone and my iPad and my computer. Is it really that exciting that I can access it from the cloud? I have plenty of storage space on my devices already. How many songs could one possibly have that they needed to store them in the "cloud".
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Lets wait to judge it after the presentation
    There may be far more to it than just this
  3. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
    That is a good point, one which I share. It does not make sense and I believe it won't be much of a deal, maybe Apple is launching this "revolutionary app" to make up for MAYBE the lack of a new phone. It's my opinion at least...
  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Tune in tomorrow and you'll see.
  6. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    The thing that hasn't been announced yet is boring. OK. :)
  7. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    How can something that has not been announced and we know no facts about be boring?
  8. EddyP macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    Personally I like the idea. It will make it easier with multiple computers. I am VERY interested in the amount of storage available as videos take up a LOT of space on my HD. I would like to put them all in the "cloud" so I have room to put windows back on my MBP.

    Hopefully it lives up to my expectations. :)
  9. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    wait until Apple announces what it will be ... every service and product is not for everyone

    you may just very well like it
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    14GB of legit music (not counting videos) and a 16GB iPhone. That leaves 2GB for pictures, video I take and apps. Not happening. I selectively sync and would love the cloud.
  11. bigjnyc, Jun 5, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011

    bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Based on the rumors and speculation that I've heard so far I agree with the OP... But just because I dont find it exciting and wont really find a need for it that doesnt mean a bunch of other people wont.
  12. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    I have 16GB on my iPhone and my iPad. I made a huge mistake thinking that it would be enough space for me. I have around 50GB of music on my computer. I can't sync most of my music to my devices. To a person like me, iCloud is the solution to everything. I can't wait to get this, I don't even care how much it costs. I wanna be able to finally access all of my music on all my devices.
  13. anonymous guy macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2010
    Cloud streaming could be problematic for people stuck with 2GB data plans...
  14. genexrocket macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    It's not supposed to be "exciting." It's just a new method of storing data for Apple.
  15. collisos macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2011
    I don't see the appeal either, I enjoy having my music on my iPhone/Computer, I don't want to ever have to wait for it to connect to a cloud or need to have service to use that.
  16. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2011
    OP, I think you're missing the point of cloud storage in general. There are a few good things about cloud storage (not just icloud but cloud storage in general). You can have the same files across multiple computers and platforms, meaning you don't have to remember to copy a file to each one of your devices. It also serves as a great backup in the event something happens to one of your devices (if something happens you'll at least still have it in the cloud).
    An example of how that can be beneficial on a phone is the ability to save and sync to the cloud. For example, on my G2X I use Dropbox. I have all sorts of files saved on there like saved html advertisements for my company, resumes, pictures, videos, music, etc. I also have it so that any time I take a picture or shoot a video, it's uploaded to my dropbox (which automatically makes the files show up on my computer in the dropbox folder) automatically. I never have to worry about losing my pics or videos. Also, I can click files in my dropbox and generate links to them and send them to people which makes it very easy to share various types of files.
    All in all I think if icloud incorporates these types of features I think it will be a very good app/service to have. I'm curious to see what all features it will have.
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    The big question is how is it going to be implemented. And there are potentially huge drawbacks to storage in the cloud as well.

    1. What happens when I'm on an airplane, in a tunnel, or in the middle of the fracking desert and don't have a signal? My phone has become a very expensive paperweight.

    2. Data charges. With unlimited data seemingly going the way of the dodo bird, how much is it going to cost in data charges to have our media (music, movies, & apps) in the cloud and use them?
  18. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL
    Actually, that doesn't leave any room for pictures because the phone comes formatted with around 14.7 gigs :p.
  19. The Doop macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2007
    This is the very thing that's forced me to hold onto my unlimited data plan. I could survive just fine with the 2GB plan for less $$. This may or may not be worth it, but we shall see. I'm rooting for Apple, but it could always end up being a turd.
  20. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Sounds boring, but Apple will find some way to make it sound enticing. Trust me on that one. Can't wait for tomorrow. (not really for iCloud, but more for iOS 5 and Lion)
  21. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL
    What seems "boring" to me is Lion... I mean, Launch Pad (or whatever it is) seems cool, but other than that... it's just basically merging iOS with better incorporation of the apps. What else is different? Mind you I've hardly done any research but it just seems the same to me. I thought that "preview" we got last year was a joke. Of course, my excitement for new OS's was always stemmed from UI changes and such and not so much the functionality.
  22. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2011
    To those that say it sounds boring: I'd have to say that if done right icloud has a lot of potential to change the way your data is accessed and shared on your device. If they're smart they will also make it so that itunes sync to it through the cloud also (from a connected computer) so that it will give you the option of not having to be tethered to a computer to sync.
  23. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Useless threads are also boring

    Dont you think?
  24. Mrguidogenio macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2011
    If iCloud it's only Music, then for me it will suck because I live in Argentina and probably it won't be available here. Notice that we don't even have iTunes Music Store, Just the App Store.
  25. reactions macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    i dont think anything apple will announce will make us happy

    face it they bring out incremental improvements not crazy updates

    remember guys

    copy and paste was a big deal at one of these events.

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