Verizon iPhone Owners Left Out of iCloud Fun (For Now)

When Steve Jobs told the crowd at Moscone that iTunes In The Cloud would be "available today", lots of iPhone and iPad users were very excited to begin using Automatic Downloads, Purchased Content Listings, iTunes in the Cloud and all the rest.

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However, one group of users -- those owning a Verizon iPhone, to be precise -- can't participate in the fun, like the losing team at the World Series watching the champagne spray all over the winning pitcher. It's true, CDMA iPhones are stuck at 4.2.8, and iTunes in the Cloud only works on iOS 4.3.3 or later. It's buried in the fine print at the bottom of the iCloud Features page:

Available in beta now in the U.S. only and requires iOS 4.3.3 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad, or iPad 2, or a Mac or PC with iTunes 10.3. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer in the iTunes Store.

Sorry, Verizon owners. You're still second best.

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Top Rated Comments

MacGeek50 Avatar
169 months ago
I'm on iOS5 beta and I'm on Verizon, I have iCloud fully up and running
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szark Avatar
169 months ago
iTunes in the Cloud only works on iOS 4.3.3 or later. It's buried in the fine print at the bottom of the iCloud Features page (http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/):

Or you could have listened to Steve say "available for iOS 4.3" during the Keynote. I knew instantly that I would not be participating in the "fun" until iOS 5 was released.

The tongue-in-cheek, colloquial tone that's been set since the site redesign--particularly the iOS blog--has really rubbed me the wrong way. I mean no offense, but it's not particularly clever, it's slightly amateurish, and definitely not the professional tone I'd come to expect from MacRumors.

(and no, I'm not on Verizon... :) )

Whenever I see the word "Blog" identifying a particular feed, I automatically assume it will have a friendlier, more casual tone. More professional feeds don't usually use that word.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tgildred Avatar
169 months ago
What type of forum/ "news site" writes up articles and then declares ANY type of paying customer as "second best"? Tongue in cheek? Maybe. But still...

The tongue-in-cheek, colloquial tone that's been set since the site redesign--particularly the iOS blog--has really rubbed me the wrong way. I mean no offense, but it's not particularly clever, it's slightly amateurish, and definitely not the professional tone I'd come to expect from MacRumors.

(and no, I'm not on Verizon... :) )
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac-Addict Avatar
169 months ago
Sorry international customers, you are also still, and always will be, second best.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ten-oak-druid Avatar
169 months ago
Sprint iphone owners will have to wait even longer.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bluethree Avatar
169 months ago
Agreed. As a user currently frustrated by this, the wording there was actually irritating to me.

Guys seriously...get a life and lighten up. :rolleyes:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)