iCloud... what am I missing here???

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by wadawow, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. wadawow macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Ok so in order to use iCloud on my mac I had to pay 30 bucks to get Lion. So now I can wirelessly sync my itunes... fantastic. So I go to my iPhoto trying to set up the photo stream and I can't because I don't have the latest version of iPhoto... another 15 dollars. What else is iCloud supposed to do? I guess I'm feeling like maybe I'm missing something here.
  2. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
  3. wadawow thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    but I already had all of those synced through google sync
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    then not much?
  5. DoodleD macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
    I think its doing what its supposed to do.... get your money!
  6. wadawow thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    clearly! I spent 30 bucks on Lion and now I can wirelessly sync itunes LOL Hmmm
  7. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    I guess if you want the full eco-system with Apple, that's what it is there to do.

    Take a photo from your iPhone....it appears on your computer.

    Working in iWork and creating documents, spreadsheets, or presentations, progress is saved on your computer, AND your iPhone, AND iPad if you have one.

    Contacts, Calendars, Notes, Remonders, Bookmarks (including saved web pages to read later) all synched realtime on all your computing devices.

    I didn't have to, but for organizational purposes I backed up everything on iCloud, and removed the Google accounts that did the same tasks. Having a MacBook Pro, iPad, AND iPhone, I felt iCloud offers the couple of extra services that wok well for me.
  8. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    And you don't even need it for that. Wireless sync works fine on 10.6.

    I have to say I'm most excited about iTunes match...which I probably won't be able to use since I have a machine that won't run 10.7.
  9. dmb8021 macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Question. I set iCloud up through Lion and merged the data on my computer with iCloud. Now, on my iPhone, I can do the same. On the phone, it asks if I want to merge the data. Will this duplicate all of my data (i.e. calendar events, contacts, etc.)?
  10. scottvanson macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    no it won't duplicate just merge whats on your phone and other devices
  11. SonaliNCSU macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011
    I am upgrading my OSX Lion right now so I can start icloud for my ip4s tomorrow. Since I have a iPhone 3G and I am unable to update to the ios5..since I will sync my itunes with icloud will it still keep all my text messages?
  12. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    Same here I already had lion but didn't have iPhoto 11, i had she'll out 15$ just for that photostream feature!
  13. YMark macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2008
    I'm looking to see what iCloud does for me WITHOUT Lion. ;)

    Not a fan of Lion and I removed it and went back to SL. I'm not about to reload it just for iCloud. I do have Lion on my Air though, and it runs well there.
  14. B737 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2008
    Jersey Shore
    +1 :)
  15. wadawow thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Where does it ask you to merge the data? I can't seem to find that on my phone...
  16. thatoneguy82, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    I'm a current/paid through/previous subscriber of mac/mobileme account and my moved account has a default 25GB of space in the "cloud" not the 5GB that's allocated to all.

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