Apple's golden opportunity re Aperture: the possibility of Lightroom in the cloud

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Re: Apple's golden opportunity re Aperture: the possibility of Lightroom in the cloud
In reply to graybalanced, 11 months ago

graybalanced wrote:

Maybe not software in the traditional sense, but Apple has already started down that road long agop with iTunes Match. The reviews are that it is a great, convenient service, and I think it could be useful to me, but because it's an annual subscription just to listen to your own music, I've been reluctant to buy in.

The difference with iTunes Match is that it is a "value added" feature that doesn't lock up the way you use your current iPod, iPad, iPhone, or Computer with iTunes.  If you are subscribed to iTunes Match, you get the convenience of having your entire iTunes Library available to you anywhere you can stream music, on any device.  But you can drop the subscription at any time, and go back to where you were originally using manual syncing (or free wifi syncing) to use your iTunes Library.  Perhaps the Creative Cloud will work out to be a "value added" thing, but right now it's just "do it this way or don't do it at all" approach.

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