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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amazingdm, Jul 18, 2011.
I'm not sure I understand the excitement over it... why are people excited about it?
It will backup all your app data, texts, etc, so you can restore a phone as new without losing anything. That's my main interest in it.
For me, it's wireless syncing. As it is right now, to sync my phone, I have to plug it in to my computer and run iTunes. At times it can be slow and give random errors. Plus, it's a hassle with multiple devices. iCloud solves this problem.
As far as I can tell, wireless syncing would be way slower than through iTunes. Or am I missing something?
What do you mean?
I didn't know about this, I thought it was just online storage for music/photos..
I didn't know icloud was the wireless syncing part either.
Can you wirelessly sync only in your own homeshare network or anywhere in the world?
From Apples iCloud features page
iCloud backs up your:
Purchased music, apps, and books
Photos and video in the Camera Roll
Home screen and app organization
Text and MMS messages
It runs in the background though, whereas right now, my iDevices are held hostage for a given amount of time while they sync through the computer. Also, this wirelessly mirrors content on all devices if you set it up that way. Therefore, if I'm on the road and do something on my iPhone, but realize I then need that file on my iPad to present, I don't have to carry my Macbook with me.
Trust me, wireless syncing - if it's all that Apple promises it to be - will make cables seem archaic.
"Backup" and sync accross all iDevices and MACs.
Ah that makes it sound a lot better, I thought the phone would still have the "syncing" page up while it synced.
my only i device/apple device is my iPhone..
would wireless syncing be through my wifi network or through my internet provider?
as far as i can see its got to be a wifi network, which you could just buy an unlimited data wifi dongle with you all the time
Not sure where you from, in uk you can use this
Apple is smart by doing this. It sways consumers to stay within Apple's ecosystem. And it makes plenty of sense. If you own an iPhone or iTouch, why would you now want a tablet that's not under the iCloud. At least this is how the average consumer would weight in on their choices. I know if I was to ever get a tablet, iCloud would be a huge factor in iPad's favor being that I already have an iPhone and a MacPro.
The way the world is I just can't stick with one brand for the sake of sticking with one brand.
I like having an iPhone
but an iTablet is pointless to me... but would love for a Windows 8 tablet.
and I'm a total PC guy
That's just it, some like yourself like the diversity. But most consumers have no problem with either being loyal to a brand as long as the products treat them right, or sticking with a brand for the incentives. And in Apple's case the incentive is iCloud being synced through out their multiple devices/Macs in a much simplier and robust way than it's competiors.
Will be no syncing screen and you can carry on using device regardless of whether it's a wireless or wired sync