Apple’s iCloud: It just doesn’t work

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A year ago, I wrote a column with a simple premise: Apple’s iCloud, its big-time foray into cloud computing, was a failure. “To give you a taste of what was promised,” I wrote in my column, “here are just a few quotes from Steve Jobs from the iCloud announcement.”

Now everything’s in sync with me not even having to think about it.

Everything happens automatically, and there’s nothing new to learn.

It just works.

Let’s get this straight:

You have to think about it (and even then, things may not be in sync).

It’s not automatic.

There’s a lot to learn.

This is still true today, and the Verge has an excellent story delving into the reasons why iCloud doesn’t work: Apple’s broken promise: why doesn’t iCloud ‘just work?’

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