As iOS 8 makes its way to Apple devices, third-party
app developers have urged Mac users not to upgrade to Apple’s new iCloud
Drive on iOS 8 devices, as they will experience iCloud sync issues with
iOS 7 devices and Mac machines running OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
bestow, Apple’s iCloud Drive is only compatible with iOS 8 and OS X
10.10 Yosemite – which will
release on October 21. During the upgrade users will also see Apple’s
note (see above), saying, “You will not be able to access the documents
currently stored in iCloud on your other devices until they are also
upgraded to iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite.”
(Also see: OS X Yosemite Public Beta to Be Available for Download)
Notably, the iCloud Drive
upgrade is optional and users can choose the ‘Not Now’ option to stick
to older version of iCloud and it will continue to sync things normally
across all Apple devices.
Users who have already upgraded their
devices to iOS 8 and iCloud Drive can use Dropbox for syncing content.
Though Dropbox on Tuesday had told its iOS app users that it has
learned compatibility issues with iOS 8 and is
suspending the involuntary backup of photos and videos for users who have
upgraded to iOS 8, it later resolved
the issue on Wednesday.
Apple had announced its iCloud Drive at
WWDC 2014 event in June. Earlier this month, along with iPhone 6
and iPhone 6 Plus unveiling, Apple also announced
pricing plans for iCloud storage. The company will now charge only
$0.99 per month for 20GB of storage space, and the tiers scale to 200GB,
500GB and 1TB of storage space costing $3.99, $9.99 and $19.99 per
month respectively. Apple will still provide 5GB of iCloud storage space
to all users at no charge.
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