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    Default Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Has iCloud been enough to meet your personal needs for cloud storage?
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    For all of my Apple devices, yes.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    Has iCloud been enough to meet your personal needs for cloud storage?
    All of my CD were copied to my hard drive years ago. Then uploaded to Google Play Music.
    All of my Photo were also uploaded to Goggle Picasa.
    All of my old documents uploaded to Google Drive. (grandfathered in, $5 for 20 G's

    So I use the iCloud for everything else & all new docs.
    Good Luck
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Everything I have on my iPhone is backed up to Google Drive, Picasa, and Amazon. Plus I also back up to a USB flash drive. I do have iCloud back up on for my Accounts 2 app, and as a second back up for my contacts.
    Other than that, I don't concern myself with iCloud or iTunes back up. If my iPhone crashes, that is why I have everything backed up elsewhere. :-)
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    It's been fine for my needs
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by pr1nce View Post
    It's been fine for my needs
    And mine.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    I only use it for syncing info and contacts etc. between my iPad and MacBook Air. I use google drive, box, amazon, and onedrive for various other cloud storage needs.


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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    Has iCloud been enough to meet your personal needs for cloud storage?
    At 5GB, no way. I pay $40/year for 25GB, and it's enough for now.


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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Yes, iCloud has been sufficient for my iCloud storage and backup needs.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Between all my iOS device, so far 5 GB is enough...
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    Has iCloud been enough to meet your personal needs for cloud storage?
    Not at all! They should provide at least 10GB storage free of cost. In today's time, they just giving 5GB! Dammit, they charge so much for iPhone/iPad.. They can have some mercy on us!


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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    I have 3 apple account, one for iphone, one for iPad and one for mac.
    And I use one of them for App Store /contacts
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    I bought 10GBs a couple of months ago so I'm good for now. I like iCloud it works similar to my Palm Profile
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Still want direct uploading of stuff on there, but in terms of syncing I'm satisfied.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Do you mean sufficient in features or in the capacity they offer for free?

    So far, 5GB has been sufficient in capacity, but I have been making a conscious decision to not use it as a dumping ground for everything. If we were to have a larger capacity at the free level, then I might be a little less selective about what goes there. It helps that I only have Pages on my Mac and not the other iWork apps.

    In terms of features, I think it works well for my PIM type info (contacts, calendar, etc.), but I'm still not sold on the lack of a filesystem and silos between data based on what app put it there. I'd like to be able to share data between apps at the iCloud level to prevent duplicates of files from any app I might want to use to view/edit a file.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by applejosh View Post
    Do you mean sufficient in features or in the capacity they offer for free?

    So far, 5GB has been sufficient in capacity, but I have been making a conscious decision to not use it as a dumping ground for everything. If we were to have a larger capacity at the free level, then I might be a little less selective about what goes there. It helps that I only have Pages on my Mac and not the other iWork apps.

    In terms of features, I think it works well for my PIM type info (contacts, calendar, etc.), but I'm still not sold on the lack of a filesystem and silos between data based on what app put it there. I'd like to be able to share data between apps at the iCloud level to prevent duplicates of files from any app I might want to use to view/edit a file.
    Not necessarily for free but enough to satisfy your needs at whichever storage level you choose
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    I upped mine to the 10gig. I do think it's slightly unfair that it isn't 5gig per device. If you only buy an iPhone or iPad solo you get 5 gig but if you have one of each still only 5gigs. It's like you are penalized for spending on both.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    I upped mine to the 10gig. I do think it's slightly unfair that it isn't 5gig per device. If you only buy an iPhone or iPad solo you get 5 gig but if you have one of each still only 5gigs. It's like you are penalized for spending on both.
    Yeah, I thought it'd increase with each device. That seems like it would make things easier on the consumer, but I guess it'd be a headache when people restore or sell a device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    Yeah, I thought it'd increase with each device. That seems like it would make things easier on the consumer, but I guess it'd be a headache when people restore or sell a device.
    I guess- Maybe there could be a way to de-authorize the way you can do with computers...
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    I guess- Maybe there could be a way to de-authorize the way you can do with computers...
    That'd be great!
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    That'd be great!
    Yeah. I would have had over 20 GB already.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    The large Elephant question in the room is???

    What if you paid for more storage uploaded a lot of data and then somehow didn't pay the premium the next year

    A- do they dump your back up data

    B- cut your data down to the free 5GB

    C- lock you out of iCloud till you pay

    D- throw you out of the Apple Country club
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    The large Elephant question in the room is???

    What if you paid for more storage uploaded a lot of data and then somehow didn't pay the premium the next year

    A- do they dump your back up data

    B- cut your data down to the free 5GB

    C- lock you out of iCloud till you pay

    D- throw you out of the Apple Country club
    You forgot E- all of the above.
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    Default Re: Is iCloud enough for your cloud storage needs?

    The biggest problem with iCloud's current implementation - and I don't see this changing any time soon - is that iCloud iOS device backups will VERY quickly eat away available space, especially at the free 5GB tier. Other than that I have no issues whatsoever with iCloud, and use it occasionally.

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