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iCloud hits 85 million users

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iCloud hits 85 million users
If you build it (and make it free), they will come. Since Apple’s iCloud, the free service that keeps your email, calendars, contacts, and documents synced across all your devices, replaced the $99 a year MobileMe service, iCloud has seen incredible success.

iCloud already has 85 million users and over the past three months, its sign-ups have outpaces the unit sales of Macs, iPods, iPhones, and iPads combined. Apple had previously identified iCloud as its “strategy for the next decade.” At this growth rate, it could be Apple's strategy for much longer than a decade.

source: TUAW

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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 22:14 2

1. tuminatr (Posts: 679; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


i wonder how this compares to the amount of people who use google sync on the droid?

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 22:21 4

2. MarcMaiden (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2009)


Here is some simple math:
40% of US smartphone users use android.
20-30% of US smartphone users use iOS.

If you can download an app off the android market (which is at least 90% of those users) , you are automatically using the Google cloud. If you add something to your calendar on your android device, you are automatically using the Google cloud. If you are using Gmail, you are automatically using the Google cloud.

I am not trying to fuel a fire here however I give credit where it's due. iOS does somethings better than Android, but when it comes to the cloud, Google is king.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 05:20 1

6. rashod (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


i agree with you.....

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 07:27

7. tuminatr (Posts: 679; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


that was my point its another ra ra story

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 23:28

3. bossmt_2 (Posts: 430; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


5 gigs of storage=lame

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 00:09 5

4. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


how much do you want these companies to give you.... 1TB???

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 02:08 1

5. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


wow ishe3ep, skydrive gives 10gb for free

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 20:27 1

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2131; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya but skydrive integrates terribly... on my windows phone it didnt upload anything automatically and nothing synced automatically.. it was just annoyingly integrated

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 09:42

8. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 255; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


i understand all the droid points... BUT... the cloud looks cooler!!! look at the icon! a metalic shiny cloud!!! now thats hip!!! and its not just 'cloud'... theres an 'i' in front of it! its "icloud!" :)

has anyone noticed if you add an 'i' anything looks better?

ii ithink iill ijust iadd ii's ito ieverything ii iwrite ifrom inow ion. iyay!

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 12:33

10. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


that was LAME! come on now. r u 4 real?

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 23:35

13. E.N. (Posts: 2280; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Wow you guys just hate on EVERYTHING. Sorry that Apple is offering a good cloud service that people actually like and use.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 12:26 1

9. Humboldt1 (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


SkyDrive ignored while another article praising apple.

Maybe the site should consider a name change to iPhonearena with the growing apple propaganda articles being posted for no reason.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 20:28

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2131; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


maybe if skydrive had 85 million subsribers in only a few months they would talk about it too...

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