I am no fan of Apple—my son-in-law will tell you that! I know their claim to fame is to do one thing and do it well but as Thomas Edison once said, “There’s a better way to do it—find it.” I don’t think Apple’s iCloud is the “better way” Edison had in mind.
First, from what I read on the Web the iCloud takes all of your data, images, probably even your Mother-in-Law and puts all of this data, etc. on ALL of your Apple devices. So, if you have an iPhone, a Mac, AppleTV, an iPad, iPod, iTunes or basically anything Apple makes or gadgets starting with an “I” you’ll be all set. No matter what device you’re using at the time, you won’t have to run and get that other Apple device because you can access what you need from the Apple iCloud. Sounds simple right?
I think Apple will lose money here people! If I can access all my data from the iCloud, why buy anything new Apple comes out with? Forget the iPhone17—I have the iCloud! I don’t need an iPad2285, because I have the iCloud and the iCloud has endless storage because it’s cloud computing!
Still, I suspect there will be long lines at Apple stores during the Holidays. These lines are something I for one, fear. Did you ever look at some of these people waiting to get in? It’s like they’re in that old movie Soylent Green, a futuristic movie starring Charleton Heston where after folks die, they’re turned into Soylent Green and Soylent Green is well, there is no easy way to say this—the food we shall all eat in the future.
My daughter and son-in-law will shoot me here but since they live in a galaxy far, far from me, I’ll tell you this story anyway. My daughter was writing a thesis on an Apple application “Pages.” It’s like MS Word I guess and it’s easy to use on her iPad5745 or whatever model she has now. Well, right near the end of her thesis, Pages CRASHED and she lost everything!
Jeez, even MS Word automatically saves documents. And, I’ve been told from folks I know already assimilated by Apple that apparently so does Pages, so I blame this on my son-in-law and operator error installation of Pages. Sorry dude but you know I love ya.
Needless to say when she sent me her paper to edit, it came in MS Word, not Pages.
I’m not sure how the iCloud will make Apple any money and I wonder if Steve Jobs is a little restless up in Heaven right about now!