Why would Apple remove pictures after 30 days from photo stream?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by hreyhrey, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. hreyhrey macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Why apple why??

    Just give me 5GB to do whatever the hell I want with it and stop being so ****ing stupid for once.

    Let me tell you apple took 100 steps forward with icloud considering how much MSFT and google were talking about it

    BUT why cap it?
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    PhotoStream is only a temporary backup. Between backups and all other iCloud data, people would hit their limit in no time if all pictures stayed.

    If you want something more permanent, try Dropbox. It will upload your pics from your phone to Dropbox's servers. Dropbox also won't delete your images until you delete them yourself.
  3. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    because its free?:eek:
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Works perfectly for my uses. I just open aperture every once in awhile and it'll download all my photos from the month. Seems like it may not be meant for what you want to use it for.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Well now wait. If Apple wants to provide a free service are you absolutely telling me that they can make silly decisions and we should just accept it because it is free? I think that "it's free" in this case is not exactly an excuse for deciding how we allocate our resources, free or otherwise. I would gladly pay to ensure that stupid decisions aren't made but we all know that even fee-based services have not been absent of dumb policies that make little consumer sense. So no, photostream does not delete photos after 30 days because it is free. :rolleyes: The prior answer is far more understandable and acceptable than "it's free."

    I would like to know if I paid for extra iCloud storage does my photostream delete photos that are 30+ days old? In my case iCloud is not free (I paid for extra storage) but I do not use photostream.
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    Just save the pictures you want into an album and problem solved. Also keep in mind this limitation is only for mobile devices which typically have less storage than desktop computers which do not delete pictures after 30 days or 1000 pictures.
  7. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    when its a free service and using their resources, they can use and implement any policies they want. Yes, I do agree that if you paid for extra storage than you should expect different things, but when using a free service, I assume that anything could change at any time and even to a point go away completely.

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