Launch year : 2011 ;
Available free of charge: 5 GB ;
Opportunity to "earn" a place : no ;
Rates: 10 GB - $ 20 / year 20 GB - $ 40 / year 50 GB - $ 100 / year;
Platform : iOS, OS X;
Advantages: free web office (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), easy setup ;
Disadvantages: limited ecosystem Apple, a small amount of free memory ;
Best for: "Apple" products owners;
"Cloud " Apple is not a "magic folder " on the computer to which you can drag and drop the desired file. iCloud - a service that synchronizes a certain type of information exclusively between the products of the company. For example, making a picture or video on the "iPhone ", you can save them in the "cloud" , but view the footage content on Android- or Windows- smartphone will not work.
iCloud is useful, but only if you use multiple " apple " devices - say, a MacBook laptop and iPhone. Configuring the service , about the transfer of reminders , contacts and Safari bookmarks can be forgotten. However, if you want to use iCloud fully , additional space will still have to buy.
Provided free 5 GB, even though the purchase and photos do not count , obviously not enough to store all the necessary information such as passwords from the " Keychain " events of " Calendar " application data , letters of "Mail" , backups iDevices and others