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Why would you ever need cloud based music when storage capacity for devices is so large, and playing back digital music has almost zero hardware requirements?
    
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What's the point?
Why store music on a cloud, of everything?

Really, I mean one song takes like 5 mb.
post #13 of 19
This sounds great with the issue being that it will again be available exclusively in the United States (Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany will follow) and Australia will be left out of the dark again purely because no-one can be bothered going through the procedure to get rights from record labels here.

It's frustrating because the iTunes store in AU is horrible compared to the US, Netflix, Spotify, Pandora and the like are not available at all and worst of all, Amazon does not have an AU store (I honestly have no idea why not) and thus we can't get access to the MP3 store. These days I have to just buy physical CDs from Amazon (which is pretty cheap - got the MOS: Annual 2011 for £3.99 as compared to $A21.99 in stores).

Sometimes I get really sick of living here in this overpriced backwater.
post #14 of 19
So funny how people here usually bash cloud-based services, yet as soon as Apple does it, it's a godsend.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
What's the point?
Why store music on a cloud, of everything?

Really, I mean one song takes like 5 mb.
I agree, I have 3000+ songs on my MP3 player at the moment, not sure I'd use streaming.
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If the iPhone 5/4s doesn't have 64gb of memory, I'm going to need this.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
What's the point?
Why store music on a cloud, of everything?

Really, I mean one song takes like 5 mb.
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I agree, I have 3000+ songs on my MP3 player at the moment, not sure I'd use streaming.
Some people encode in lossless. I for one, do, and it's the reason I went with the 32GB iPhone over the 16GB. Even then, with all of my apps and music, I'm staring dead at ~1.2GB of empty storage space, which is easily around 40-50 songs in lossless or 2-10 apps.

Of course if you're using a phone, data caps are going to kill you, and almost deem this nearly useless.
 
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I agree, I have 3000+ songs on my MP3 player at the moment, not sure I'd use streaming.
I'd rather pay for more storage space than have to deal with needing to worry about connecting to the internet and streaming from my iTunes account just to listen to a song.

And needing to put up with the constant internet connection failures too. I can just imagine, "buffering" pauses 3-5 times in one song. Not to mention the lower audio quality from streaming too, as a compensation for slow internet speeds.

In addition to that, you, the user, are no longer in control of your own content. Rather, you paid for content that is remotely being stored on Apple's servers and you need to "borrow" it whenever you want to access it. Which essentially means you don't have full control over your content even though you purchased it. If Apple felt like it they can delete your rights to streaming from the "cloud" for whatever reason.

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So funny how people here usually bash cloud-based services, yet as soon as Apple does it, it's a godsend.
Heh...I've noticed. This is the first thread I've seen about a cloud where there is positive feedback.
Edited by kiwiasian - 5/21/11 at 8:48pm
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Does this mean Apple can sue you if you download songs in illegitimate ways then?
     
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