Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by striven, May 29, 2011.

  1. striven macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2011
    Has anyone any thoughts, or does anyone close to Apple's action know how the iCloud music service will work if you are outside wifi or wireless coverage? Will there be a way of retaining copies of your music on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, or will it be strictly a streaming service? I ask this as the wireless providers have less than 100% coverage, no matter which country you reside in:confused:.
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020


    Mar 8, 2010
    I'd imagine you'd still have actually copies on your computer to sync with your devices. That's how I'd rather have it anyway. Cloud music is good but I'm not always in areas of cellular service.
  3. Nikh macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    It seems that it will be kinda remote storage, synced with all your devices, with streaming capabilities. I.e. once you listened to track, it should be saved on your device. Without caching it would be almost unusable.
  4. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    Two things have to happen before cloud computing really takes off, although Apple is one of the best companies that could do it software-side. Those items being (a) connection speed; and (b) connection cost. If you could pay for a T1 or comparable connection for most of the already connected populace (if such existed for wireless connecting) for less than $70 or 80 a month, it might work.

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