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CamperBob2 415 days ago | link | parent

I have icloud and I'm not even sure what it's for

As far as I can tell, you pay $99 or whatever, and it periodically sends a text to your iPhone telling you it hasn't actually backed up anything in XX weeks.

Kind of a weird business model but then they didn't ask me.



chris24 415 days ago | link

iCloud's free* now, actually. It became a free service when they transitioned away from the MobileMe branding.

* You need a Mac or iOS device to join, though. And you can pay for additional storage if you want ($20, $40, or $100 per year), but that's not necessary.

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josteink 415 days ago | link

Free for a year. If you register it from an iDevice or some hardware bought from Apple.

And then next year to keep iCloud "free", you need to buy more overpriced goods from Apple.

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YooLi 414 days ago | link

100% false. Always free unless you pay for additional storage.

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mhjacobson 415 days ago | link

Oh OK. Hey, just out of curiosity, could you link me to the page that lists the iCloud pricing scheme?

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josteink 414 days ago | link

Well. What do you know? Maybe they've actually, for once in their lives, created a product not exclusively designed to suck money out of your wallet. (1)

Must have been a pretty recent change though.

(1) http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4874

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mhjacobson 414 days ago | link

I think you've lost your credibility on Apple's design goals, sorry.

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