During 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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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...
Also wouldn't mind if I could get 5GB/device rather than 5GB/account =P
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.