Apple Releases iCloud for Windows Update to Fix Incompatibility Issues

Apple this afternoon released an update for iCloud for Windows, which is the iCloud software designed to run on the Windows operating system for those who have both Windows machines and own Apple devices.

iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1 is designed to fix compatibility issues with the latest version of Windows 10.


Earlier this month, Microsoft blocked the iCloud for Windows software from being downloaded by Windows users after Apple discovered an incompatibility that could result in problems updating Shared Albums after users upgraded to Windows 10 version 1809.

At the time, Microsoft said that it was working with Apple to provide a version of the iCloud software compatible with the latest version of Windows 10.

The fix isn't mentioned by Apple, but the company did revise a support document that had previously suggested iCloud for Windows was only compatible with Windows 10 through the April 2018 update rather than the most recent update.



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2 weeks ago

What’s Windows?


Windows is a competing operating system made by the company that just surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Fun fact: Windows + XBox + Surface line is still less than 40% of Microsoft's total revenue.
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2 weeks ago
What’s Windows?
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2 weeks ago
How about updating iCloud.com?
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2 weeks ago

Wasn’t iMessage for iCloud.com announced like 4 years ago?


Nope, that's never been announced.
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2 weeks ago

I love hoe Apple always includes the clunkiest looking PCs for the production photos. I reminds me of the default icon for Windows devices on your network:

Ahh yes, nicotine-stained beige. The computer color of the 90s.
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2 weeks ago

Windows is a competing operating system made by the company that just surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Fun fact: Windows + XBox + Surface line is still less than 40% of Microsoft's total revenue.

Sounds lame
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2 weeks ago
I love [S]hoe[/S] how Apple always includes the clunkiest looking PCs for the production photos. I reminds me of the default icon for Windows devices on your network:



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2 weeks ago

Wait...Microsoft blocked the update? Sounds kinda Apple-like, unless it was under Apple’s request.


I see how this writeup phrases it, but other reporting I've read all says it's the other way around. The MS update was breaking iCloud (accidentally, but because of poor programming on apples part) so MS blocked their update from installing on machines of folks who would be affected.
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2 weeks ago

Windows is a competing operating system made by the company that just surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Fun fact: Windows + XBox + Surface line is still less than 40% of Microsoft's total revenue.


Or, to put that another way, Windows revenue is on a decline, the Surface lineup was never all that popular, and Microsoft's future focus has little to do with either of those two.
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I see how this writeup phrases it, but other reporting I've read all says it's the other way around. The MS update was breaking iCloud (accidentally, but because of poor programming on apples part) so MS blocked their update from installing on machines of folks who would be affected.


Correct. The article is misleading; Microsoft didn't "block the iCloud for Windows software from being downloaded by Windows users"; it blocked Windows being upgraded to 1809 if you have iCloud for Windows installed.
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2 weeks ago
There are 2 really bad pieces of software on my W10 machine: iCloud and iTunes. Thanks Apple.
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