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schuth
schuth

I‘d hoped for a smaller Apple One bundle. I subscribe to iCloud (2TB), Music (gladly), and News+ (reluctantly). I’d prefer a 5% discount on those three rather than getting three other services I don’t plan to use for “free.” That’s not free; Apple’s extracting a subsidy.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@schuth The biggest problem I have with this kind of stuff is that you just know they won't add any other options for another year and it's not because of a technical limitation. This is the exact area where the competition has them beat, since Google, Microsoft and Amazon are nowhere near as bothered about so-called secrecy and "the big reveal"; for the most part they just release things as soon as they're ready.

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schuth
schuth

@simonwoods That’s right. I doubt we’ll see another bundle option before next fall. I’ve been wanting to abandon Dropbox for a while, but between iCloud’s continued price premium & latent data trust issues, I don’t have a great alternative for easy integration with iOS apps.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@schuth I'm fortunate in that I don't currently need to depend on something like Dropbox at all but if that ever changes I'm going to try as hard as I can to keep it contained to specific uses. So far, when it comes to family stuff, work stuff, and secondary work stuff I am fine with iCloud as mixture of both primary use and back-up of sorts.