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clok1966
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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/government/did-apple-just-announce-complete-mu...

Now I must admit I havent read much on this, much like MS I tend to stay as far away from Apple as I can... only useing what I must. But I read this post.. I'm wondering.. $25 a year to have my song legal? NO DRM? all normalized, no more crap rips from questionable sources.

So you guys who use Apple... (bill?) whats teh reall deal, what am i missing here?

clok1966
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Well that is the whole deal,

Well that is the whole deal, is it what they are saying? the cloud storage thing, as you say, yawn.. its been done a long time ago. I already use a system to access my data anywhere, from any machine, even my phone (though a phone screen is a bit tough to use).

here is the part tht grabs me.. incorperate my music.. Obscure 80's song "automobile" by Hansie a german group. (here ya go, laugh it up at what i listend to when i was 14ish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbUypa1frAQ ) Impossible to find 3-5 years ago.. I have a crappy rip from a record. My understanding is: If its availble on Itunes (I doubt it) and i join this, Itunes will replace my crappy rip with a nice Itunes version with NO DRM.. and in a year or two if I cancel I will still own that version free an clear.

I have hundreds of songs that where put in digital format when they where not avialbel anywhere.. nowdays harldy any music isnt.. it would be awsome to hav ethem converted to clean, even volume, no bass cranked versions for $25 a year.

Matt Barton
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I don't see the big deal. I

I don't see the big deal. I already pay Amazon about that much. Seems like a lot of people only think Amazon has a cloud player, when they in fact have a cloud drive you can put stuff on (albeit quite limited).

There's also the fact that you can easily go to a place like Hostgator and get unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, etc., and put whatever you want on it scripts included. Lock the whole thing down behind a password and you're set. Of course you're still looking at massive upload times, though I'm pretty sure once it's there you could stream everything back. I haven't really played around with this idea, but know plenty of people who have.

The one killer advantage I see with iCloud is that you can purchase albums or whatever from iTunes and it will instantly be available on your iPhone, PC, etc. Right now, if you buy an album from Amazon, it's only instantly available on your PC (you still have to manually download it for your iPhone). That seems to be really just a legal issue, though, not a technological breakthrough like they're claiming.

Also, I seriously doubt "pirate amnesty" has ANYTHING to do with this. The record companies (RIAA) would never consent to that. They're probably more in the position of strong arming Apple into giving them a cut. They know they get nothing from pirates as-is, so at least this way they'll be able to get something (from honest as well as dishonest users, I should add).

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clok1966
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Well if the Hype is correct,

Well if the Hype is correct, NO DRM, all songs at same volume and ripped correctly etc... I may change my "tune". $25 is quite honeslty "to good to be true" thats why I'm wondering where the catch is. NO DRM should sure mean the song cant be "removed" so to speak if I ever quit paying.

To be honest i have i pod, but am not sure how to get a song off it to another source. I havent spent much time tinkering as every song on it is a ripped one form one of my CD's or ... well you know... :) so I have them. But I recently purcased a second refrub Ipod ((cowboom!!!! for the win) 120 gig classic for $100, cant beat that) and I am mounting it permenant in my car.. SO moveing songs (copy) is going to be a bit more on my mind.

Overall Icloud just simply looks to good to be true, so I keep thinking it is.

Bill Loguidice
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I'm not sure of the specifics

I'm not sure of the specifics or the restrictions as of yet, as I still need to dive into the details, but I can say that overall Apple did a nice job with those and other features to bring itself once again to parity (and in some cases beyond) with everyone else for some pretty important features, adding to what were already its strengths. I definitely feel like I made the right choice in smartphone and tablet with the iOS stuff.

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