Apple Begins Inviting AppleSeed Members to Test iCloud for Windows Beta

Tuesday September 2, 2014 2:59 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today began sending out invitations to AppleSeed members, inviting them to test the iCloud for Windows beta, which includes access to iCloud Drive. An iOS 8/Yosemite feature, iCloud Drive allows users to store any document in iCloud.

Content stored in iCloud Drive can be accessed from any iOS device, Mac, or PC, via the new iCloud for Windows beta. AppleSeed testers receiving invites to the iCloud for Windows beta must be running Windows 7 or later, and Apple does not recommend installing the pre-release software on "personal-critical and/or business-critical systems."

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Ahead of offering an iCloud for Windows beta to AppleSeed members, Apple released a beta version of the software to developers. The latest version of that beta, launched on July 21, noted that iCloud Drive functionality was only available on on OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, so it appears that Windows users may be getting their first functional look at iCloud Drive with the launch of the AppleSeed beta.

iCloud Drive is expected to be officially available with the launch of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. While iOS 8 will likely be released to the public in September following Apple's iPhone event, OS X Yosemite may not be available until later in the year, possibly October.

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12 weeks ago
Well, i don't have Windows.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 weeks ago

Mountain Lion. It's not an issue with paying for OS upgrades. Old hardware only feels old when you install a new OS on it. Windows users are in a better position in that way since Microsoft makes money off of software only, unlike Apple, which tries to make us buy new hardware all the time. Anyway, I also simply don't want to have to deal with it. My current OS works great with my software and my workflow, so I'd rather not change things around unless the new OS has some features that would actually help a lot… which hasn't been the case since the Mountain Lion upgrade.


Mavericks works better than Mountain Lion, though. My MBA from 2012 is working better than it ever did before. I'm even using the beta of Yosemite. But Mavericks was definitely a step up from ML, which was a step up from Lion. Better battery life, better performance, when comparing Mavericks to ML.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 weeks ago

interesting cause I'm logged into my developer account right now and I'm not seeing it.


Apple Seed is a consumer preview program by Apple.
This is separate from your developer account.

Glassed Silver:mac
Rating: 2 Votes
12 weeks ago
Windows... I guess XP no longer counts? :p or does Apple support it longer than Microsoft?
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago
The message changed saying "I will receive instructions soon"..

First time I've gotten in on the ground floor of something cool (cool at least to me), so once I have downloaded and get it running I'll post what I can! (within the guidelines of the agreement I had to agree to).. :)
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago

I've paid for 1 upgrade in the past 3 versions. What version are you on?


Mountain Lion. It's not an issue with paying for OS upgrades. Old hardware only feels old when you install a new OS on it. Windows users are in a better position in that way since Microsoft makes money off of software only, unlike Apple, which tries to make us buy new hardware all the time. Anyway, I also simply don't want to have to deal with it. My current OS works great with my software and my workflow, so I'd rather not change things around unless the new OS has some features that would actually help a lot… which hasn't been the case since the Mountain Lion upgrade.
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago

Windows 7 came out around the same time as Snow Leopard, and Apple doesn't even give a hoot about Mountain Lion. What the heck, Apple? And no, I don't use Windows and never will.


Apple has to support multiple Windows versions because Windows users typically don't upgrade. They can try to force OS X users to upgrade, though.
Rating: 1 Votes
12 weeks ago

Windows 7 or later

Windows 7 came out around the same time as Snow Leopard, and Apple doesn't even give a hoot about Mountain Lion. What the heck, Apple? And no, I don't use Windows and never will.
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