iCloud scare tactic

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Sales rep focused on managed services, network ops for digital signage networks. Specialized in Retail, Brand, CPG, Hospitality & Finance verticals
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Dec 1, 2017 21 Comments

Now regularly receiving “iPhone nearly out of storage” notifications, encouraging me to purchase iCloud services I don’t need. (Currently 10 Gb available on my device)

How do Blinders feel this tactic affects trust in the Apple brand?

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    • Uber YbWL84
      Uber doesn't hold a monopoly on jerks, after all.
      Dec 1, 2017
  • Google nuckchorri
    Just switch to pixel, unlimited free storage..
    Dec 1, 2017 2
    • Amazon CoruptSoul
      Gray Pixel?
      Dec 1, 2017
    • Apple IVlm73
      BS: you can only have unlimited storage if you use high compression image format. As soon as you want to store full resolution raw files, you have to pay google.
      Dec 6, 2017
  • Lyft / Eng
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    I personally hate the 5gb limit they cap you at. I understand that it’s a way for them to make more margins, but I mean the phones they ship are 64-256gb nowadays for God’s sake.

    When I switched to my iPhone X I couldn’t even restore from iCloud backup without having to pay for the 50gb storage limit, since my backup was bigger than the free 5gb tier. They really need to do something about this, free tier should at least be able to allow updates from previous phones backups 😠 instead of having to make you pay to do so...
    Dec 1, 2017 1
    • Diversified Systems / Sales
      DS/AV_ATL1

      Diversified Systems Sales

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      Sales rep focused on managed services, network ops for digital signage networks. Specialized in Retail, Brand, CPG, Hospitality & Finance verticals
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      For $1k to buy an iPhoneX your should be GIVEN free iCloud storage equivalent to the size of your handset’s storage.
      Dec 1, 2017
  • Facebook veronica&
    Do people know how I can turn off this notification?
    Dec 1, 2017 0
  • Microsoft zeBB40
    ...it pushed me to install my OneDrive app/subscription and store most of my items there. Turned off almost everything going to iCloud. Worked!
    Dec 1, 2017 0
  • Apple pDBI73
    ...how much iCloud storage do you have available?
    Dec 1, 2017 10
    • Diversified Systems / Sales
      DS/AV_ATL1

      Diversified Systems Sales

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      Sales rep focused on managed services, network ops for digital signage networks. Specialized in Retail, Brand, CPG, Hospitality & Finance verticals
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      Dec 10, 2017
    • Diversified Systems / Sales
      DS/AV_ATL1

      Diversified Systems Sales

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      Sony
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      Sales rep focused on managed services, network ops for digital signage networks. Specialized in Retail, Brand, CPG, Hospitality & Finance verticals
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      OP
      Dec 10, 2017
    • Apple pDBI73
      How is this a scare tactic? It’s clearly saying you could free up a GB by using IPL. Just hit not now
      Dec 10, 2017
    • Diversified Systems / Sales
      DS/AV_ATL1

      Diversified Systems Sales

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      Sony
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      Sales rep focused on managed services, network ops for digital signage networks. Specialized in Retail, Brand, CPG, Hospitality & Finance verticals
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      Because people who don’t know how to manage their devices will see this message and believe their storage requires upgrading to the cloud service. Remember, Blinders are amongst the MOST savvy users....many more are not. (ie: our parents, kids, and people who aren’t in tech fields)
      At the very least it’s dishonest representation of ‘need’ to drive a product line that Apple has poorly managed from the start but knows profit margins are massive. Flies in the face of trust the brand has built from its ‘Just Works’ campaign
      Dec 10, 2017
    • Diversified Systems / Sales
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      Diversified Systems Sales

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      Sales rep focused on managed services, network ops for digital signage networks. Specialized in Retail, Brand, CPG, Hospitality & Finance verticals
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      Dec 10, 2017
  • Don't use iCloud unless you want your data to disappear
    Dec 1, 2017 1
    • Diversified Systems / Sales
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      Diversified Systems Sales

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      Sales rep focused on managed services, network ops for digital signage networks. Specialized in Retail, Brand, CPG, Hospitality & Finance verticals
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      Agree. Dropbox or nothing. OneDrive is stupid too. Why would I share a file that is going to automatically pester the person I’m sharing with to setup an account? MS not giving me a discount or credit for this...eff that. Dropbox just works exactly like it should
      Dec 1, 2017