4 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2012 12:49 PM by speechmom
chewy cabeza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Why did apple support Windows better than Mac in iCloud?


Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • 1. Re: Why did apple support Windows better than Mac in iCloud?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,365 points)

    We're not Apple. We don't know. Apple does not support Windows more than Mac OS X.

  • 2. Re: Why did apple support Windows better than Mac in iCloud?
    chewy cabeza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes it does. iCloud works for Windows 7, from mid 2009, and Vista, perhaps as early as 2008.

     

    YET, Leopard and Snow Leopard are NOT iCloud compatible. How can that be justified? Obviously, Apple can make iCloud available to Snow Leopard, but disdains us.

     

    I can't move to Lion because Apple in its arrogance has killed Rosetta, and I have critical apps that rely on Rosetta.

     

    BTW, my first Mac was an SE in 1987 and I converted an office from WANG/PC to Macs in the 1990s. But one of the major reasons I did all that is now betrayed in the current BUIZNESS oriented, make it all IOS, look only to the next 6 months, and no farther back than 6 months, operating "vision".

     

    That's what I'm talking about.

     

    BTW, currently running 2 desktops, no more than 2 years old; 3 laptops 1-4 years old, and 2 4S iPhones, so we are on TOP of the curve in many ways, just betrayed by the 20something nerds apparently in charge of planning at Apple Cupertino.

     

    Shame, is all I can say. Shame shame shame.

  • 3. Re: Why did apple support Windows better than Mac in iCloud?
    MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)

    chewy cabeza wrote:

     

    Why did apple support Windows better than Mac in iCloud?

     

    From your point of view and the framing of your question, Apple does indeed support WIndows better than Mac for the limited issue of iCloud.

     

     

    chewy cabeza wrote:

     

    ...YET, Leopard and Snow Leopard are NOT iCloud compatible. How can that be justified? Obviously, Apple can make iCloud available to Snow Leopard, but disdains us...

     

    Historically speaking, Apple has rarely gone backwards in its OS development.  Once they have released a new OS with new technology, I can only think of one example of when they backtracked:  They released TrueType technology in System 7 and then released System 6.0.8, which included TrueType technology for continuing System 6 users.

     

    So it is part of their culture to move forward and not backwards.  Other examples:

     

    •  Inclusion of the then novel SONY 3.5" disk drive in its release of the first Macintosh (and not the industry standard 5.25" drive); after its use in the Lisa and adoption for the Apple II series of computers.

     

    •  Elimination of the floppy drive completely in the release of the first iMac.

     

    •  Use of then novel AAC audio compression as "state of the art" compression for the iPod release in 2001 instead of the outdated mp3 standard.
     
    •  Refusal to allow use of FLASH in iPod Touch/iPhone/iPads.
     
    How could they justify these decisions?  The marketplace justified them for Apple!
     
    So, yes, they could release 10.6.9 with iCloud support.  But why now, if not then?
  • 4. Re: Why did apple support Windows better than Mac in iCloud?
    speechmom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with chewy cabeza.  I don't want to upgrade to Lion or upgrade my iphone.  I had mobileme and was very happy with it and now I have to change my whole system (which I have heard is not really any better then Snow Leopard which is what I currently have) to have the same service I had before.  If there is something comparable to mobileme other then icloud please let me know.