Photos on iOS

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by TC03, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. TC03 macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    Craig mentioned that you're phone can display more photos than it can physically store. Can anyone give details on how this works exactly? Is photostream officially gone?
  2. TC03 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
  3. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2013
    And did I hear him say that photo usage now counts against your icloud usage? Photostream didn't count your usage but does this? If so, not cool.

    edit: Just saw that it does. Wonder if it's optional to use it or how you upload to iCloud?
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    I imagine it will be transparent. If you delete it from your phone, its gone from everywhere. kinda like Adobe Revel.
  5. TC03 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    I think so too but I'd like to hear first hand experiences.
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    There's a lot of important questions and issues with this.

    Does Apple really expect us to have iCloud as the main storage location for our photos? Will they provide proper tools so we can keep a complete, 100% local copy?

    Imagine if someone could log into your Apple ID and delete your photos. Or if something goes wrong at Apple and your entire collection is destroyed? Being able to store your entire photo library on your own media is MANDATORY!

    What about data plan usage? If you take hundreds of photos on a trip, it'll use a chunk of your data plan to upload that to the cloud. Then another chunk to download that to, say, your iPad, and again to your Mac next time you tether. Carrier bills are going to get run up quickly!

    What about videos?

    This is madness! We need more information. I work in IT; making sure data is safe is part of what I do for a living, and I have all kinds of doubts and concerns about this "iCloud Photos" thing.
  7. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I agree actually, that was partly my issue with an app called camera sync, which auto-uploads your photos to dropbox. Wifi sounds safe in theory, but I connect all my Apple devices with a wifi connection from my MIFI device that has just a 5gb data cap. I had to disable automatic uploads for this reason - it would have burned through my cap very quickly.

    Maybe some kind of geofence ability? So it would auto-upload when on wifi and at home, rather than simply being on wifi. :p

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