six colors

by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

Support this Site

Become a Six Colors member and get access to an exclusive podcast, private community, and monthly newsletter!

Linked by Jason Snell

‘5 GB is the new 16’

Stephen Hackett parses Apple’s stingy iCloud policies:

As this layer of glue becomes more important, the free 5 GB plan becomes increasingly problematic. It may have been fine when Apple announced iCloud five years ago…. Today, countless little niceties depend on iCloud, and simply don’t work with a full account. Due to the 5 GB limit, people go as far as turning off their device backups, leaving their data at greater risk of being lost.

Something has to give here. At some point the need for a better user experience has to override Apple’s desire to maximize services revenue. Right, Tim Cook?