What happened?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by strelok1911, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. strelok1911 macrumors member

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    So I'm trying to create a new account with iCloud beta (as I can't log in my current one for some reason) to test it and I see this message:

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    What happened? Is iCloud only free (to sign up?) to iOS users?
     
  2. KsbjA macrumors newbie

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    Looks that way. Apple also says on their site the iCloud is "free with iOS 5", but no word about free iCloud for Lion users. IMO it's a lame move by Apple. But maybe you can ask somebody you know who has an iOS 5 device to make an iCloud account for you? That's how I got mine. :D
     
  3. yeticomes macrumors newbie

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    You need an iOS & Mac Dev Account, don't you?
     
  4. Ayman250 macrumors member

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    Yes. iCloud is a service that requires an iOS device. Its pretty much useless without one so i don't see why you want it if you have no devices to use it with.
     
  5. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Did Jobs not say in the keynote that iCloud was available for people with iOS5 or Lion?

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    2+ mac's? Backing up contacts, calendar etc and getting access to them via iCloud.com? Email?
     
  6. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    I was able to create an icloud account way back with the beta 2 release of icloud and i don't have a dev account
     
  7. kepardue macrumors 6502

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    I can't imagine that *only* iOS users would be able to get iCloud. That's a super lame move if so (reference the above comment talking about syncing Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks, etc. between two different Lion Macs). I mean, I have an iOS device, but I'd be ticked if that's the only way I could enroll in it.

    It is just beta still, after all though. I'm giving Apple the benefit of the doubt.
     

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