5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2013 1:36 AM by snozdop
Sir Leicester Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Is iCloud just a way of sychronizing content across various devices or is it also a cloud back up service? If it is not a cloud back up service, why not? It seems silly that I would pay Apple to store and stream my content in the cloud and then also have to pay some other company to do a complete back up into the cloud.


Yesterday, an Apple support person told me in no uncertain terms that iCloud is not a cloud back up service and that is not for storing data in the cloud. He emphasized that it's only purpose was the cross synchronization across platforms. However, I find this difficult to believe given all the hype. Surely, Apple is trying to take over the online back up market.


Many thanks in advance for any help.


Sir Leicester

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