Who is iCloud?

Discussion in 'iPad Air Forum' started by Dakotapix, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Dakotapix

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    Note in the subject line that I'm not asking what is iCloud but rather WHO is managing this so-called wonderful offline storage now available to all computer users. Is it done by the major computer companies? I think I understand how it works but not necessarily the economics of this asset. Is a company being paid to do this? Does advertising pay for it? This guy would like to know more, not from links--I can Google--but from your understanding on this forum.
     
  2. petermillard

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    Yes, Apple.

    Seriously, have you ever seen any advertising on iCloud?? Apple pays for this from profits they make on hardware sales. It's a service they provide to Apple ID account holders.

    Here ya go - Apple - iCloud - Your content. On all your devices.
     
  3. twerppoet

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    Mostly.

    Though there are charges for premium services, like iTunes Match, and if you need/want more than the free 5 GB of storage. Most of the storage intensive iCloud services do not count against that 5 GB, so few users will need or benefit from more space.
     

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