Apple’s iCloud Grew 20 Percent In Q2, To 300M Users


Apple announced today that it now has 300 million users for iCloud, up 20 percent from the 250 million that it announced in January.

iCloud, which allows users to sync their content and data across devices, was launched 18 months ago to replace the MobileMe service. Company executives said today that they will “continue to invest in the ecosystem” with new features and capabilities coming soon.

Despite the growth, grumbles about the service’s reliability have been growing louder in the past few months — in fact, in a moment of awkward timing, iCloud, along with Apple’s other online services, experienced a bit of an outage this morning. Developers have also complained about the difficulty of integrating iCloud with their own products.

The numbers were shared during Apple’s earnings conference call for the second quarter of its fiscal year — it beat analyst predictions but still posted its first earnings decline in a decade.

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