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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.


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.


YooLi 414 days ago | link

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


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?


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


mhjacobson 414 days ago | link

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


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