iCloud Boasts 300M Users and 20 Percent Growth in Q2 2013

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icloud-icon-399x400During today's Q2 2013 quarterly earnings call, Apple revealed that iCloud now has more than 300 million users, a 20% increase from the 250 million that it reported during its Q1 earnings call in January. A year ago, iCloud had just over 100M users.

Apple's iCloud originally launched in late 2011, as a replacement for the company's MobileMe service.

iCloud, which is designed to allow users to store data from games and music, among other things, lets users sync content between multiple Apple devices. Recently, iCloud has experienced a number of service outages, with the latest occurring this morning.

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98 months ago
The amount of cloud space you get should equal the amount of space on the iOS devices you bought.

If I buy a 64GB iPad, I should be able to back it up to the cloud.

...not that I'd want to do it all at once, but still...
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98 months ago
After trying to sync everything through Google on a Android phone recently, I realized Apple's solution was much more cleaner and seamless.

Love iCloud!
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98 months ago
...when it's up and running (ducks)
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98 months ago

After trying to sync everything through Google on a Android phone recently, I realized Apple's solution was much more cleaner and seamless.

Love iCloud!


Hi Tim.
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98 months ago
Now that they have a substantial user base, they should make it more useful (i.e. more Dropbox-like).

Also wouldn't mind if I could get 5GB/device rather than 5GB/account =P
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98 months ago

I dont think this is a very reliable piece of information really.

For example, I'm counted as an iCloud user - I have an iCloud email address, gamecenter account and have Photo syncing turned on - I dont 'use' iCloud however - I dont use the email account (it was non optional). I dont use any of the other features. Plus which, surely pretty much every iOS6 device activated gives an iCloud account out, does it not?


This is common, every service calculates their user numbers in exactly the same way. For instance, do you think Facebook really has 1 billion active users? Of course they don't.

Also, to answer your question, not every iOS 6 device activated gets an iCloud account. It is an option on initial set-up that you can easily choose to skip.
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