With iOS5 we've cut the cord on PC's. Will they introduce time machine?

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  1. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816

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    Basically iOS stored all it's backups in iTunes on a PC. Now that you can own an iPad without needing a PC to sync it to, do you think they'll implement a way to have time machine work through Airport Extreme or Time Capsule?

    This would be a great way to set parents up with a device who aren't technically savvy.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    What are you envisioning your less than tech savvy parents would do on an iPad that they would need Time Machine? I would think iCloud backup should be enough.
     
  3. Sdreed91 macrumors 6502

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    Umm why would need a TM for your iPad when iCloud does backups of your device?
     
  4. Gemütlichkeit thread starter macrumors 65816

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    iCloud doesn't handle everything, like photo's.

    If their iPad is lost/damaged in anyway then there's no way to back it up.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, there's photo stream, but I agree it's not a permanent solution. Other than that I can't think of anything that iCloud doesn't backup on the iPad that wasn't put there through a computer to begin with.
     
  6. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    My iCloud backups include my camera roll, hell it's the largest portion of my backups.
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Write to www.apple.com/feedback

    Only 1000 photos with photo stream I believe.
     
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    Yeah that is for photo stream. You can still store photos in iCloud and store them all if you want to pay for more storage.

    At least that is my understanding. Still learning about it myself...
     
  10. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Definitely think iCloud is more than enough. I could see them bumping the free storage to 10GB instead of 5GB, though.
     
  11. plehrack macrumors newbie

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    My wife has 40 Gb in photos and home movies on her phone and no computer to back up to. iCloud is insufficient for the task, Time Capsule would be an excellent solution.

    Peter
     
  12. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Buy a $50 500GB hard drive and go to a library to back them up..?
     
  13. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    There are already external hard drives that work with the iPad wirelessly - if Apple doesn't provide this then it seems like inky a matter of time before one of the hard drive manufacturers creates their own software to do it.
     
  14. JeffreyDJ macrumors regular

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    I think it's a good idea if you could save a complete image and restore that.
     
  15. bluemonkeyguy macrumors 6502

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    if this idea is implemented, they should make options such as games library only or media library only, etc. to backup.
     
  16. HenryHealy macrumors member

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    I doubt they would introduce Time Machine but I can see them bumping up the capacity of iCloud though. Maybe, the standard would be 25GB and up instead of just 5GB. Also, they would include everything on the device in the backup of it.
     
  17. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    You can sync with iTunes via wifi which is good enough, though wifi sync with iPhoto would be good.

    I can see you point though if having this start and happen automatically when you arrive home and your iOS device finds your home wifi network.
     
  18. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Can't you purchase more storage from iCloud?
     
  19. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Of course you can.
     
  20. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    That's what I thought. So how is iCloud insufficient then for that poster? Just buy more storage.
     
  21. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I have a 2tb iTunes library and 65gb iPhoto library. How do I buy more storage?
     
  22. Night Spring, Jan 9, 2012
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    That doesn't fit on an iPad, so is irrelevant to this discussion.

    If one really just has an iPad and no computer, and wants to backup everything on the iPad to iCloud, then the maximum storage space needed is currently 64 GB. Well, a little less than 64 GB, since some of the space is taken up by the operating system and apps, which can always be redownloaded from the app store, and don't count toward iCloud backup.

    To buy more storage, go to Settings, iCloud, Backup, and there's a "buy more storage" button.
     
  23. danahn17 macrumors 6502

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    With a lot of money: From apple's website: "50 additional GB (55 GB total): $100/year" :eek:

    hrmm, an external HD does sound good now...well if it all fit in an iPad anyways :p
     
  24. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That's actually cheaper than Dropbox, which is $10/month for 50 GB = $120/year.

    http://www.dropbox.com/pricing
     
  25. redrog macrumors 6502

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    Unless I'm missing something, videos in the camera roll aren't backed up by iCloud.
     

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