1. Wallace's Avatar
    Personally I think iCloud is a load of hype. More trouble than it's worth and I for one don't plan on using it in the near future.

    I'm quite happy syncing my iPhone with iTunes via USB too, thank you very much.
    10-13-2011 04:31 PM
  2. applefanboi's Avatar
    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 04:40 PM
  3. paul-c's Avatar
    I'm more excited about the smaller tweaks in iOS 5. We'll see about iCloud. I'm not hyped up for it, but it's still early.
    10-13-2011 04:59 PM
  4. Kylazin's Avatar
    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.
    10-13-2011 05:13 PM
  5. pegasusl's Avatar
    Just WAY too buggy for me and caused me no end of grief....

    See here http://forums.tipb.com/icloud-forum/...oud-error.html

    I wont touch it again
    10-14-2011 07:03 AM
  6. Guacho's Avatar
    Personally I think iCloud is a load of hype. More trouble than it's worth and I for one don't plan on using it in the near future.

    I'm quite happy syncing my iPhone with iTunes via USB too, thank you very much.
    Could you please elaborate why iCloud is nor worth it ??....
    10-14-2011 07:10 AM
  7. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Personally I think iCloud is a load of hype. More trouble than it's worth and I for one don't plan on using it in the near future.
    If you are having problems I can see your point, but that being said I think the first time you restore a new iDevice via your iCloud settings or you start bouncing between the same iWork document on various devices with changes in sync your opinion will change. It is that kind of "magic" that Apple is striving for and it is most definitely not "hype."

    I'm quite happy syncing my iPhone with iTunes via USB too, thank you very much.
    I thought I was going to feel the same way since I have been USB syncing iPods and iPhones since they were first released, but after one day of wi-fi syncing I am completely "sold" ... it is so much more convenient, not only with my iPhone but with the other iPhones I "manage" with various family members.

    I think you need to give these new features a fair chance... cheers ...
    10-14-2011 10:14 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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 11:28 AM
  9. epb's Avatar
    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 12:18 PM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    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 12:31 PM
  11. KashSystems's Avatar
    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.
    10-14-2011 01:18 PM
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