Apple iCloud will not support Windows XP

By Emil
Jun 8, 2011
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  1. Apple has decided not to support Windows XP for its iCloud synchronization service, revealed earlier this week. Given that iCloud's predecessor, MobileMe, supported XP just fine, this is a minor…

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  2. supertech

    supertech TechSpot Member Posts: 80   +9

  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,391   +830

    Well now, there's a good solid reason to avoid it like the plague.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    OMG, they're all colluding on this together. Mulder was right.
  5. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 194   +24

    Apple iCloud does not support Windows XP, then 50% of the population will not support iCloud.
  6. Do it support Windows Server 2003 SP2 ?
    :)
  7. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    Or more likely the ones how really want iCloud will upgrade to Win7 or switch to Mac, the latter being the most likely unfortunately
  8. " Despite the support options, Redmond still wants XP and IE6 to die "

    Of course, They still want to sell OSs !!!
  9. Do it support Linux with its 1% maket share ?
    :)
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,415   +281

    I think the ones that really want iCloud aren't XP users.
  11. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,034   +70

    +1 SNGX
    And @Guest, doesn't Apple also happen to sell an OS product? Oh wait ...... trolls pretend that they don't know this.
     
  12. Proofix

    Proofix Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    XP time to hit the coffin..Dont get me wrong XP is a good OS, but it's 3 OS's back with the upcoming Windows 8.
  13. Ya and its 573 OSs behind with the upcoming Windows 576!
  14. "XP time to hit the coffin..Dont get me wrong XP is a good OS, but it's 3 OS's back with the upcoming Windows 8."

    Could not agree more. It's a stable, reliable OS, but still carries a lot of legacy weight from the NT time.

    Now that Vista is nothing but past history, the migration to 7 is an advantageous step. Then in 2019, when windows 9 or 10 is out, we'll be transitioning to that OS, too.
  15. I got into computers when Win2000 came out and i've had every Windows desktop OS since. Good or bad, that is the techie in me, and i don't regret any of em... even Vista post SP1.
  16. "i don't regret any of em... even Vista post SP1" now that's dedication - I hate to say i did it too!
  17. example1013

    example1013 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Maybe if Microsoft wants more people on Windows 7 they should stop charging 200 dollars for a fresh install, since most people aren't going to buy vista just so the $100 upgrade license will work.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,391   +830

    No, Vista would be one past XP, and Windows 7 would be 2 OSes past XP. You can't really count the zero OS as "one"

    Try it with your fingers, but don't use a finger for XP..
     
  19. example1013

    example1013 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    No, he's counting from Windows 8. Let's count back from 8.

    1: WIndows 7
    2: Windows Vista
    3: Windows XP

    3. 3 OSes. Ah ah ah.
  20. @example1013: captaincranky capt said " Try it with your fingers, but don't use a finger for XP.. "

    then, where is your error ?
  21. XP is here and now !!!
    ;)
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,391   +830

    And do either you, or "guest", have Windows 8? I mean other than some beta or a BS Frankenstein crack version?

    Either that, or we have guests from the future, or you can't count either.

    I mean really, if you want to spout a bunch of garbage, why not start counting from Windows 12.

    And the two of you might get together and buy me a 3 pack of "Windows 7 Pro 64 bit" for Christmas..

    I've always believed it was a more righteous path to, "put your money where your mouth is", than to, "put your mouth where someone else keeps their wallet"!.... :rolleyes:"!
  23. example1013

    example1013 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 280

    I was just explaining why said guest wasn't technically wrong. I wouldn't start counting from Windows 8 yet either myself, since it's not out yet, but you seemed to have missed that part, hence my pointing it out.

    We could start from Windows 12 if you want, though. So given that WIndows 12 will come out eventually, Windows XP will at some pointbe 8 OSes behind.
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,391   +830

    Well, you and "guest" want to play numbers games, do it with each other. I certainly don't want to, which is why I published my little math lesson in the first place!

    Here's a little math lesson, especially designed for haugthy little technocrats that keep blasting though here, telling people what OS they should be using. Ready?

    I have 5 PCs and a laptop. 3 PCs have Win XP. 2 PCs have Windows 7, and the lappy has Vista. So, I really don't need some ???? telling me what OS I should have, since all I have to do, is fire up the one that suits my mood. Can you?

    This message was brought to you by a Windows PC, running "Windows 7, Home Premium". Now I think I'll go fire up my 6 year old eMachine with XP, and it'll tell you the same damned thing.
  25. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,034   +70

    Should we not have a place for pre-historic computers like your eMachine, and one of the old (semi-dead) Pentium D's running XP I have gathering dust at work?


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