Why would anyone switch from MM to iCloud?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by philip in al, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. philip in al macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    I'm always reading about the various problems that people are having with iCloud. If I'm ok to keep using MobileMe until July, why would I (or anyone, for that matter) want to make the switch ti iCloud?

    Am I missing something? It appears to me that you have less features in iCloud than you have in MM. Why would anyone want less features?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I agree switching on iCloud release day was risky, but it seams to have settled down. If you switch now you get the new iCloud features like OTA iOS system backup and you will continue to have access to MobileMe features until it is shut down.
  3. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Weaselboy said exactly what I was thinking.
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    MobileMe was a problem that Steve Jobs openly admitted was one of Apples mistakes. So you know it was bad, if the man who denied everything he felt like, and put a spin on all the rest, went on the record as failed.

    I used MobileMe for years because I am a loyal Mac user that hoped they would finally sort it out. It did get better with time. The advantage that bad experience gave me was to collapse any expectations I had for iCloud. Knowing it would likely be a mess was valuable information. Also it's important to remember the old and worn out slogan "It Just Works" no longer holds true for all Apple products. Some do and some don't.

    As a result I decided a few months ago to put my own cloud strategy together. Thus saving the need to use iCloud for anything other than just curiosity.

    I'm truly enjoying the fast, easy, and trouble free experience of having access to everything across all my Macs, PC's, iPhones & Androids just like with MobileMe, but without the downtime and problems. Little did I realize until I stopped using MobileMe, just how much time it was costing me. Not to mention $100 per year. So now I'm set and very happy. It no longer matters what happens with iCloud since I don't need it. The Cloud I'm using is the best move I've made. It's so relaxing to just sit back, read about the problems but not have them impact me. That said I'm confident in the next year or two Apple will get it sorted out. Apple will not give up on iCloud since they've done too much bragging about how revolutionary it is.

    Recently I read that Apple did what they usually do after failing, they hired some engineers that understand cloud computing. This is how they kept Antennagate from being a problem on the 4S. Last year after Antennagate reared it's head and they denied it, silently Apple hired antenna engineers and now we have an iPhone 4S that can place calls trouble free. It was an expensive mistake I made by buying an Antennagate iPhone, but it's live and learn. The best part was tossing it once I knew iPhone 4S could make calls. This is how Apple operates now that they are getting so big they can't seem to stay on top of it all. It's a solution that costs the customers frustration, lost time & money but eventually works out. The easy way to avoid losing money is to wait out the first year, watch the forum for the problems, then buy the product once it's truly ready.

    Apples huge financial success is truly impressive :D
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
  6. philip in al thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010

    How did you set up your own system?
  7. Wanski macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2011
    Would you please expand on how you set up your cloud and provide us with some more details. WHat "cloud" are you using? You can PM me.
  8. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Well, iCloud is free.
    iDisk sucks.
    The paid version is an overkill.
    MobileMe unused portion can be refunded.

    I also would like to know how Vitzr set his "cloud" solution up.
    Hopefully it is not a Buggs Bunny joke.

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