iCloud hits 85 million users

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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13 Comments

1. tuminatr

Posts: 1126; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

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

2. MarcMaiden

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

6. rashod

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

i agree with you.....

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1126; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

that was my point its another ra ra story

3. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

5 gigs of storage=lame

4. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

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

5. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

wow ishe3ep, skydrive gives 10gb for free

11. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

8. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 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!

10. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

9. Humboldt1

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

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