iCloud Photo Sync: Yup, this is very smart

After the disappointment of no additional new hardware beyond what man consider to be the bare minimum for the next generation, I think it’s right to point out that Apple certainly haven’t been staring at the wall for the last few months.

It’s far too easy to forget that the glue that makes the iPhone such a fantastic experience for many is the service element, the fact stuff “just works”. That’s only going to get better. The array of iCloud offerings are set to make the iPhone, iPad and Mac work together like magic. The ability to snap a photo on your iPhone and then see it immediately on your other devices will be revolutionary for most users. For me I will finally be able to stop thinking. I don’t want to waste precious brain resource dicking about managing my media, syncing it, copying it.

The quickest way to get a photo to my desktop right now? Email. A full sync involves a bit of hassle — and it’s out of the question if I’m using a different machine (that I don’t use as the primary sync source). The total arse of having to create a new email with the photo the send it has always wound me up. I knew there was a better way. So I’m very much looking forward to actually using this feature regularly.

The other vendors out there are going to have to work hard to replicate or enhance the iCloud offering.

Next I’m going to look at iTunes…

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

5 replies on “iCloud Photo Sync: Yup, this is very smart”

Pixelpipe pull their application from the Ovi Store and stop support for Nokia Symbian Anna devices and then Apple come along with the exact same option for syncing photos taken on their iDevices! Nuts!

Skydrive on Windows Phone/ Windows 7/8 is just as effective and just as tied in. It offers pretty much everything except the full device backup.

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