Apple unveils iCloud synchronization service at WWDC

Matthew

TS Evangelist
Apple's iCloud service is perhaps the company's most interesting announcement today at WWDC. Long rumored as a music streaming service, Apple's take on cloud computing is better described as a…

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gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
darkshadoe said:
Hmmm..

A 10 bucks or less for a decent thumb drive or $24.95 to Apple for some service I don't need....
What I don't get is what prevents people from pirating songs and then using this service to "launder" them, and have ostensibly legal copies of pirated music.
 
G

Guest

So ... where are all the bois shouting huzzah and dancing in the streets over this "revolutionary" new technology?
Strange though, this idea sounds . vaguely . familiar . where . have . I . heard . this . before ?

Oh yeah, Xdrive, Idrive, Adrive, Box.net, dropbox, livedrive, skydrive and countless others.
Way to pioneer apple!
 

aj_the_kidd

TS Rookie
gwailo247 said:
darkshadoe said:
Hmmm..

A 10 bucks or less for a decent thumb drive or $24.95 to Apple for some service I don't need....
What I don't get is what prevents people from pirating songs and then using this service to "launder" them, and have ostensibly legal copies of pirated music.
Thats the thing i will be waiting to see as well, most of my media, is somewhat in the grey area in terms of legality, so i am waiting to see how they will deal with pirated content on cloud services, if it can be dealt with at all
 

Darkshadoe

TS Guru
Guest said:
So ... where are all the bois shouting huzzah and dancing in the streets over this "revolutionary" new technology?
Strange though, this idea sounds . vaguely . familiar . where . have . I . heard . this . before ?

Oh yeah, Xdrive, Idrive, Adrive, Box.net, dropbox, livedrive, skydrive and countless others.
Way to pioneer apple!
but..but..but..

Its got an Apple emblem on it...It MUST be revolutionary :p
 
G

Guest

OMG OMG.... Steve Jobs has done it again! Another revolutionary tech from Apple!
 
G

Guest

Very cool actually. There is nothing about an MP3 that stamps it as pirated; people rip their own CDs quite regularly. Whether Apple upconverts it or not does not change the legitimacy.

This is actually quite ingenious on Apple's part as they will have the majority of songs most people want to upload already cached and only need a pointer to it stored in the users account.
 
G

Guest

The difference is that when Apple incorporates a technology, they get it right.

The right price, the right functionality, the right integration, the right performance, the right ease of use, the right look to it and the right timing.

It's good to be an Apple customer right now - they are taking care of their own and deserve all the money they are making.

All you dopey whiners watch as Apple's stock price and market share continues to rise. If you had any smarts you'd stop talking out your butts and put your money where your mouths aren't.

It's catch up time once again for the rest.
 
G

Guest

Apple is not free but the value is there. It's unrealistic to expect to get excellent hardware\software with good support for nothing.

The PC world is rife with quality compromises as each of the umpteen manufacturers tries to undercut the next and still remain profitable. And support is typically abysmal. What a ****ing mess.
 

H3llion

TechSpot Paladin
darkshadoe said:
Guest said:
So ... where are all the bois shouting huzzah and dancing in the streets over this "revolutionary" new technology?
Strange though, this idea sounds . vaguely . familiar . where . have . I . heard . this . before ?

Oh yeah, Xdrive, Idrive, Adrive, Box.net, dropbox, livedrive, skydrive and countless others.
Way to pioneer apple!
but..but..but..

Its got an Apple emblem on it...It MUST be revolutionary :p
Haha yeh.

Careful Apple, you never know when you might get sued for using "Cloud" in your label. derp
 
G

Guest

I see ISP data charges as a potential limiting factor for ICloud or any other cloud.
The more you have to get music, data, applications, etc. from the "cloud" the more
strain you put on the ISP resources, and eventually they willl pass the cost back to the user.
 

mario

Ex-TS Developer
And by the way it looks like Jobs has been talking about making services like iCloud since 1997, so there goes this feeling that Apple is copying Google: http://gigaom.com/apple/think-icloud-is-reactionary-think-again/

And of course there's the fact that iCloud is different from any other Google service that it's meant to use be used from different applications and not only from the web and not only by Google products.
 

gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
Oh of course Apple can never price anything right and they are just out to milk their customers:

http://www.blogcdn.com//media/2011/06/windows-v-lion-cjr.jpg
You do realize that you're installing this update on the $500 computer that cost you $2000?

Apple may not be milking their customers, but they do have the highest profit margins on hardware out there. Now whether the highest profit margin = milking, well, that's a personal decision to make.
 
G

Guest

Can you put a price on perfection?

Apple is the God of consumer computer tech.

Bow ye head low and open thy wallet wide or face the wrath!

:)
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
Super! Now Apple can tell it's users what software they can use, where they can buy all their music, and at long last, where they should store their data after they get it.

It's like they've done all your thinking for you! And judging by the quality of guest posts here at Techspot, they both need to, and have!

I think they should pay me for coming up with this advertising slogan, "my head is in the Apple cloud, but who cares? Uncle Steve told me not to worry"! It's certainly better than where it was before, up my a**"!

No good? Then how about, "Steve leadeth me beside my stilled thought processes, yet I fear no evil, for verily, he thinketh for me"!