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Written by Nick Heer.

The “Apple Doesn’t Get the Cloud” Era Is Officially Over

Dan Frommer, writing for Quartz:

Now, three years since iCloud’s debut, things seem to be coming together. (We’ve certainly come a long way since Ping, Apple’s failed iTunes social network, and MobileMe, iCloud’s ill-fated predecessor.) Next, we’ll see if Apple can excel in cloud services the way it has in hardware and software design.

If Apple can pair their goal of seamless inter-device usage with kick-ass developer tools and Google levels of speed and reliability, that’s a huge win for everyone. Apple can shed their reputation of not getting “The Cloud” and is prepared for the future, developers get much better iCloud tools, and users reap the benefits.