Originally Posted by tyler82
Too bad they only have an iPhone app and no ipad
You've got to be joking! They didn't customize (retina resolution) the app for the iPad? That's simply...stupid. I mean, I don't take photos with my iPad, but do watch them on it after taken photos with my iPhone.
Originally Posted by SolipsismX
4) Do you have any proof that Apple simply
rents space from Amazon and MS in lieu of using their own data centers?
I don't. But they do use AWS for Photostream. Little Snitch always shows me. Though it's only for the photos themselves; the management (meta data) part is on the icloud.com domain.
Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton
But Apple had already been offering cloud services to Mac users for years before AWS or Azure came on the scene. (And those "clouds" aren't B2C cloud services anyway)
Excellent point! It is indeed a B2B config.
Originally Posted by r00fus
Apple, please provide an optional delay for photostream so I can edit/delete the dupes from my last photoshoot before it uploads - this would make my life a lot easier.
I also wanted to sift through my photos before having them uplosd to iCloud PS. But after 'letting go of my notion' I came to realize that it isn't a problem at all: I insert the CCK with my SD card into my iPad, import them and delete while it's uploading to iCloud. No problem with the way it was designed.
What I do want is for it to upload video's as well. Yeah, PhotoStream, now with video. Hmm, maybe that's what the new Data Centers are for.