- 10-13-2011, 03:40 PM #2
I'm enjoying it fairly enough. I don't think I'm going to use it much for holding my backups, my storage is already mostly full with my iPhone backup and can't even hold the iPad one...
I very much enjoy the syncing on calendars and contacts on my devices especially now with iMessage, and I LOVE that I can have the phone syncing via USB and still be able to use it!
- 10-13-2011, 03:59 PM #3
- 10-13-2011, 04:13 PM #4
I think it works great. I'm a google guy, but after syncing my address book with gmail, and then with iCloud, gmail has been disabled and everything is now on iCloud it was a really easy change over and pretty much does what my Google account did, except it works seamlessly amongst all of my Apple devices. This for me is a big deal since I'm completely immersed in the Apple eco system as of tomorrow when I get my shiny new 4S.
- 10-14-2011, 06:03 AM #5
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- 10-14-2011, 09:14 AM #7
I think you need to give these new features a fair chance... cheers ...
- 10-14-2011, 10:28 AM #8
While it's not for everyone I personally love it. I've been dying for it since they announced it at WWDC. My wife and I have MBP and iPhone, then there's my iPad. So before the routine was if I bought an app or song I would sync it to my iTunes then we would both have to turn our MBPs on so that it would sync to her library through home sharing and then she could sync it to her phone. Do you know how much fun that is? now I buy a song or app and boom she has it too. Now we both have a calendar that we have access to and can change things. If she makes a doctor's appointment I can see and get a reminder without both of us putting it into our phones. It's just sooooooo much easier. You just have to be careful upon setup especially if you have two different devices like us using the same Apple ID, you have to decide what stays local, what needs to be shared and you're good to go.
- 10-14-2011, 11:18 AM #9iPhone Newbie
- 44 Posts
I think it's worth just because it provides the ability to run iPads and such without owning/borrowing a home computer. This has been the chief holdback to owning an iPad for a few people I know.
What is does need is a way to pause a backup to iCloud. A full backup takes more than 8 hours, so I can't complete it overnight and while it can do it in the background, once the day starts and I'm on the move it won't have a constant wi-fi connection. Hello, Square One, nice seeing you again.
- 10-14-2011, 11:31 AM #10
I don't plan on using it right now. Sticking with itunes.
iCloud isn't a complete backup, isn't exactly fast or reliable, and isn't really that more convenient than using a PC.
It basically serves to share reminders, app data, and bookmarks between devices. I use google for the rest.
- 10-14-2011, 12:18 PM #11iPhone Beginner
- 65 Posts
People tend to forget one of the bigger picture points of Icloud. It is allowed to give users a pc free setup. If you do not have a computer, Icloud replaces the functions of having a computer for you. Imagine if your laptop died and you say, hey the ipad can suit my needs. Now with icloud you can backup your ipad without a pc, this is more about apple helping the post pc era to move along.