Will iCloud work? Will Apple allow it to languish if it fails?
Apple’s iCloud service is coming soon, based on their announcement at this week’s WWDC. The promise from Apple is to provide a data storage area for their customers similar to their iDisk service but with deeper integration into the basic functionality of iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, and Macintosh computers. Apple has missed the mark for 10 years when it comes to providing cloud services that work well with their products. Also Apple faces competition from DropBox, GoogleDocs, Microsoft Windows SkyDrive and from other companies who provide cloud-based storage. After three failed attempts to provide cloud computing services, will iCloud fare any better than iTools, .Mac, and MobileMe?