iCloud has been around since iOS 5. It's supposed to be a convenient way to
backup data to Apple's servers and restore it to your iPhone or iPad any time
you reset, replace, or upgrade your device. iCloud isn't perfect, however, and
there are several really annoying things about it I'd love to see Apple
address in iOS 8.
The whole point of iCloud backups is to be easy enough for anyone and everyone
to use them. They're supposed to just work. However, Apple only provides 5GB
of storage space for free. Granted, Apple doesn't count some things, like
apps, iTunes media, and Photo Stream against that storage allotment, but 5GB
is still far below most peoples' needs, and far less than what Apple's
competitors have recently been offering. What's worse, even if you're willing
to pay extra the highest you can go is $100 for 50GB. That's despite Apple
selling devices that hold 16, 32, 64, and even 128GB of data. You literally
cannot even pay to get enough storage to back up a single device much less
Managing it isn't easy either. I've already gone over how duplicate images and
videos in ...