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CAD703X
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Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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Maybe they can ask Google for advice on usability next.


CAD703X
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
Can't wait for some apple fanbois to come in here and state how this isn't the business Apple is in.

Apple is too tiny of a company to try and build their own cloud platform, right?
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colorchangintiger
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
It does make me wonder what the hell they're using their huge data centers for that they've been building over the past 10 years.

FWIW, they migrated over from Azure. Them using Azure has been public knowledge since iCloud launched.

Also, this article from 2 years ago.
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TigerinATL
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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this isn't the business Apple is in


It's not. Now that in and of itself is a sad statement, but this news is not at all surprising.

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Apple is too tiny of a company to try and build their own cloud platform, right?


All of the big tech companies have enough resources to throw at problems that they should all be much better at many things than they are. Unfortunately cash hordes and even armies of employees can't solve problems on their own.


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TigerGman
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
So?

Samsung makes iPhone screens. What's your point?


TigerinATL
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook all are serving customers cloud based software and services at a scale that they've found it beneficial to build their own infrastructure. The fact that Apple hasn't reached the same place with the size of their customer base suggests they're doing it wrong.

Sure they're making tons of money with the app store and music, but it just seems like they could be doing more. Imagine if they had bought Instagram instead of Facebook. I've always thought iMessage was being underutilized by keeping it locked into iOS. There just seems to be a lot of missed opportunities for them on the services side of things and that's why they're still renting instead of owning.
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TigerWise
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
Who cares as long as Apple continues to make the best phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops ?


MrSavage
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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Who cares as long as Apple continues to make the best phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops ?


Well just let me know when that starts happening.


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50_Tiger
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
This thread screams trying too hard to appeal to the Android fanbase.

You think a large majority of tech companies do everything in-house end to end?




BhamDore
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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You think a large majority of tech companies do everything in-house end


Apple isn't just the majority of tech companies.

It's pretty obvious there are a handful of companies that are vying to own the future.

Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon etc are
fighting to own the future.

Apple has not invested properly to sustain dominance. Apple is a couple shitty iPhone cycles from crashing as a company. They have not diversified enough. Way too much of their revenue and profit depends on the iPhone.

They have not invested enough in AI or cloud services.

They have not been a leader or innovator in the field in a decade. They usually enter a new market late and improve on competitors product and repackage it with brand loyalty that is unmatched.

They have even struggled to do that. Their Apple Home Pod is an embarrassment. Amazon and Google were first to market, normally Apple would come out with great product a year or two later.

Apple has been going down hill ever since they passed ExxonMobil and became the world's most valuable company.

It's been all about profit margin ever since. No innovation and lack of proper investment. They have just been hoarding cash.


Brian Wilson
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
Not hating, I just don't really see the big deal or issue here.


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CarRamrod
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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Who cares as long as Apple continues to make the best phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops ?

. The only thing they are making unarguably the best is a watch.


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SG_Geaux
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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They have not invested enough in AI or cloud services.



I hate Apple, but Apple is not really a service company. They are a device company. A tech gadget company. That is what they have always been. It may well bite them in the arse in the long run, but there will always be a need for the devices and gadgets to access the services. They know making tech gadgets and marketing the frick out of them to the masses. They don't know cloud services.

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft are service companies.

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Spock's Eyebrow
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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I hate Apple, but Apple is not really a service company.


Apple's services business is the size of a Fortune 100 company. Google /apple services business/ for a ton of articles. Here are a couple of representative ones:

Apple makes more money with services than AirPods, Apple TV, Watch, and iPad sales combined

Why Apple’s Services business is so valuable

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They don't know cloud services.


True, Apple isn't interested in being AWS. Their services business is bigger and I expect much more profitable.


SG_Geaux
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
I stand corrected there, but at the same time, their services are there for their devices. Unless Apple does a massive shift in the way they do business, one can't exist without the other.

If they aren't interested in cloud services, and so far it doesn't appear that they are, then it makes perfect sense for them to use Google, AWS, Azure, etc... rather than build out that massive infrastructure themselves. I realize they have the cash to do it if they really wanted to, but doesn't seem to be any point in it.


Spock's Eyebrow
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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I stand corrected there, but at the same time, their services are there for their devices.


Tim Cook announced there were over 1 billion iOS devices in use in Jan 2016. I don't think they've updated the count since then.

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Unless Apple does a massive shift in the way they do business, one can't exist without the other.


They consider that an advantage, and it's been a growing investor theme the last couple of years. It's all about the stickiness of the platform and the willingness of its users to spend money, ensuring a growing recurring revenue stream at great margins. Apple has really beaten the odds with iOS and its devices.


SG_Geaux
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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Apple has really beaten the odds with iOS and its devices.


They have been truly brilliant at marketing over the years.


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TigerGman
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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Their Apple Home Pod is an embarrassment.


? It's gotten really good reviews for its primary function--playing music.


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colorchangintiger
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Dan Carlin
Member since Nov 2005
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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If they aren't interested in cloud services, and so far it doesn't appear that they are, then it makes perfect sense for them to use Google, AWS, Azure, etc... rather than build out that massive infrastructure themselves. I realize they have the cash to do it if they really wanted to, but doesn't seem to be any point in it.


Sounds like they are, but their capacity isn't near enough as it stands. They're building data centers all over the world.


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barry
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re: Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud
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Apple uses Google's cloud for icloud


Why would they want to dabble in low margin business like cloud storage?


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