Originally Posted by djmikeo
Wow, I am really gonna miss Keychain Sync. This has been a lifesaver. If I visit a site on my home computer and create an account with a password, it becomes available in Keychain on my laptop on the road. I don't have to write it down anywhere. I suppose I can send a copy of the keychain data to dropbox to sync between the 2. Does anyone know where this data is stored? and can the location be moved?
Also, this is going to be much more expensive than the Mobile Me plan.
Mobile Me $99.
ICloud - $25 to sync songs
Godaddy - $54 to host website
Drop box. $99 to host large files to share. (since iDrive is no longer avail) no pirated stuff
1Password - $40
So to accomplish the same thing. I would need to spend at least $229.
I'm going to miss Keychain sync as well, but I don't think this is a showstopper considering the new features. iCloud is restructuring how data is stored, for security purposes. Adapting Keychain and other data types probably adds significant complexity to the effort and might have delayed the iCloud launch for another year. I wouldn't be surprised to see them add more features, like Keychain sync, in the future.
"ICloud - $25 to sync songs"
Actually, this will be FREE for any songs purchased on iTunes. For $25, they'll also provide cloud sync for songs NOT purchased on iTunes, at a higher quality, automatically (that includes your pirated music). What sort of music syncing can you do now with MobileMe? Also, this is SYNCING not STREAMING, unlike Amazon and others. Your music is accessible whether or not you have an internet connection, and if iCloud ever goes away, you still have your music, unlike streaming services.
"Godaddy - $54 to host website"
Most of us were not using MobileMe to host websites. Bummer for those who were, but I suspect this affects a very small number of people.
"Drop box. $99 to host large files to share. (since iDrive is no longer avail)
iCloud will provide 5GB of free storage for their mail, documents and backup, Any storage for music, apps and books purchased from Apple, and the storage required by Photo Stream does NOT count towards the 5GB limit.
2GB 5GB 50GB
iCloud Free Free $100
Dropbox Free N/A $100
"1Password - $40"
This is a one-time purchase cost, not a recurring fee.
"Also, this is going to be much more expensive than the Mobile Me plan. Mobile Me $99. I would need to spend at least $229. "
iCloud will provide a good chunk of what MobileME provided, plus more, for FREE.
Some things will cost extra, and some things will not be offered at all. iCloud will not cost most people $229 vs $99. For most people it will provide some great services for free. For those who depended on the now gone services, you've got a year to make your transition.