What We Know About iCloud

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station6140

Join us on facebook.com/groups/214061691962305/

to stop Apple from destroying MobileMe galleries and iWeb

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station6140

Synchronizing iCal, Contacts and Mail between devices is great but we didn't have to wait for iCloud to do that. Accessing our "stuff" on a "stranger" PC is probably a minor concern to mac users (specially those who own a MacBook, an iPhone or iPad). But what will happen to our web sites and Galleries after June 30, 2012 ? iWeb and Galleries were the reasons why I accepted to fork $99 every year. Backup does NOT interest me at all, I have enough with TimeMachine and I don't want my documents to be placed on a stranger's server. So, will there be something available to continue the publishing of our websites and galleries?

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brandonwalkermedia

your forgetting 2 things

1. MobileMe customers get 20GB extra when they switch (until june 31 2012)
2. you have to turn on backup for it to work.

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invaderjason

I assume some features will only work via WiFi connection or people are really going to have problems with data overages. I am one of the few people I know that still have the grandfathered unlimited data plan, but that could go away anytime AT&T decides. Maybe if the iPhone 5 comes to Sprint and they continue their highly advertised unlimited data people will start switching.

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brandonwalkermedia

Yes you are right read under. people may but they will switch right back (just like with Verizon) people did not realize that Verizon's network could not let them do everything that they loved doing as well as it was slow.

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draccy

This all sounds wonderful, but I'm really worried about what will happen as all this syncing takes place behind the scenes. Now that I can't get unlimited data via AT&T, I really don't want to find myself paying for overages month after month. Are iPhone customers going to find themselves trapped, with a reliance on technologies that send and receive a large amount of data at the same time AT&T, Verizon and others have done away with unlimited data plans?

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brandonwalkermedia

Don't worry I've been beta testing iOS 5 (with iCloud) for a few months now, almost all of it takes place over wifi only. The Backups, updates, restore all take place ONLY ON WIFI, however iTunes match can work over 3G but then its your choice if you want to download over 3G or not. When iCloud updates a document (say a Pages Doc) it send only the changes & its minuscule (like 1-23KB.) Also PhotoStream may be able to crush your data plan (although i have taken over 700 photos & still use the web & web-enabled apps a lot) Depends on how many photos you take (you turn off this future & when you get to a wifi spot turn it on & it will upload all the photos not in your photo stream) hopefully Apple will get the networks to make PhotoStream & iMessage free data (or a $10 add on most likely)

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