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Windows XP Users Will Not Be Able to Use iCloud

Windows XP Users Will Not Be Able to Use iCloud

Posted June 10, 2011 at 5:08pm by iClarified · 12490 views
The worlds most popular operating system, Windows XP, will not be compatible with iCloud. Per the company's press release, using iCloud with a PC requires Windows Vista or Windows 7. While iTunes 10.3 and MobileMe both include Windows XP in the support list, it looks like Apple is shifting support away from the older OS.

Using iCloud with a PC requires Windows Vista or Windows 7; Outlook 2010 or 2007 is recommended for accessing contacts and calendars.

Considering backwards-compatibility for iTunes 10.3 only goes back four years to OS X 10.5, it is rather surprising to see the ten year old OS, XP, has even stayed on the list as long as it has.

If you are still on Windows XP and plan on using iCloud, will you be upgrading to Windows Vista or 7?

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Grant - June 19, 2011 at 5:45pm
Will iCloud still work to put photos you take with your iDevice and put them onto xp
Fido - June 11, 2011 at 7:40pm
Uhm, first of all, iCloud is free, you only have to pay (if you want) for Music Match (the thing that scans your library and auto-enables, if found, all your music on the clouds, without the need to upload). Second, Google does not haves an iCloud, they have "Music beta". I don't where the heck you are been reading your news lately...
Fido - June 11, 2011 at 8:31pm
Oh no, MobileMe is closed and is not receiving more subscriptions, so, it's dead. iCloud will be free. You only have to pay IF YOU WANT Music Match, 25 bucks yearly.
Ranmat - June 11, 2011 at 1:36am
To be honest, I think most of the people who will use icloud have vista, 7 or osx. However (this isn't really related to icloud) xp is the only operating system I've seen in schools. Mostly on computers as old as the os itself.
Irfaan - June 11, 2011 at 1:23am
This kinda sucks to be honest..
DacksMac - June 10, 2011 at 10:08pm
Oh and abou the malwares, actually Apple give FREE updates to counter the maleware outbreaks. Read last weeks news, perfect example. A free update to kill the virus.
iRhak - June 10, 2011 at 6:16pm
Is Apple & Windows finally working together?? I wonder will this force people to buy new PC's or is it a plan to make older PC user buy Macs?
Ollie - June 10, 2011 at 5:59pm
Surely this means xp users have a bigger motive for buying another pc that has vista or 7
John macgierig
John macgierig - June 10, 2011 at 5:43pm
Whi needs Microshit anyway
DacksMac - June 10, 2011 at 5:35pm
Good. Maybe all those MS fanboys can debate the shit out of this as I am sure they will... "Blah, fuck Apple, blah blah blah.." while secretly saying, "I wish I could afford a Mac"
pity da foo
pity da foo - June 10, 2011 at 6:05pm
I CAN afford a Mac, I just don't want one. I did have a very short demo of a Macbook, but just didnt like it. I suppose I could get used to it and learn how to get the best out of MacOs but too used to Windows (7 currently). Beside I can get twice the PC for the same price as a Mac and be less resticted with what software and harware I can and can't use.
Z - June 10, 2011 at 9:29pm
Firstly, Apple have supported a range of Microsoft products, iCloud isnt the first. Secondly, What is there to debate? Why would a MS fanboy still want to use XP anyway? Maybe when Vista was their flagship product, but not with 7. Thirdly, an Apple computer isnt locked down, if you wanted to mod/delete system files like your windows computer and screw it up you can. Unlike an Apple computer, though, by default you need a password to change it. Fourthly, with the malware, I doubt anyone here, whether it be windows or mac, is stupid enough to believe a random skinned 'application' pop up that pretends to scan their computer for virus would go and download and install some software on their computer. IE has always had these problems, especially with their ActiveX plugins.
DacksMac - June 10, 2011 at 10:04pm
Lie. You can't get twice the PC for the price of a Mac. What research have u done?? None. Macs are built with SOME of the latest technology right out of the box. A windows PC has to be upgraded to the furthest extent just to match. Go to Apples website and build a 13 inch Mac. Then go to Dell and try and match it part for part (this includes updating 7 to Ultimate). Don't lie, part for part. The only thing that comes close is Alienware on their site (15 inch at that). Cost? Same price. So the a larger screen on the Dell which is not LED, you get a bulky ass laptop with a fuckin Alien printed on it. Wow, sign me up Dell.
DacksMac - June 10, 2011 at 10:06pm
Locke down computer??? What, do you take ur computer apart every day and upgrade the shit out of it?? I bet you don't even build computers, you just go to Best Buy and get what's sale. A computer that will be outdated in 3 yrs. One that you have to re-do the operating system on twice a year just to get it to run right. Blah
Fido - June 10, 2011 at 10:08pm
You surely need to read more about Macs and Apple before talking BS, your comment doesn't makes any sense and is based on false facts.
Digihead - June 11, 2011 at 3:24am
And also you gan get twice the crap on pc- glitches, viruses etc etc etc! You can't judge car by looking at it - you need to drive it, same for OS - you can't tell how good or bad it is by "short demo"!
Digihead - June 11, 2011 at 3:31am
Because there is no need to talk or ask about malware on OSX. We are not saying that there is national disaster if 10 people out of million have flu! Same for macs - there is no actual problem with that.
Digihead - June 11, 2011 at 3:38am
Exactly! "can afford mac" my ass! Even processor memory, hdd, video will be same as macbook's - it'll be a shitty plastic crap- looking laptop what will start to fall apart after 1 year! I have second computer for my work purposes MacBook pro 15 4 years old- still works perfect and looks good! And I'm using it around 12 hours a day and carrying with me always! Now beat it!
Digihead - June 11, 2011 at 3:41am
Really? What are those "false facts"? Only one who needs to know more about macs is you!
Kroo - June 11, 2011 at 5:27am
Macs aren't locked down. You can customize a Mac far more than a pc and far easier too.
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