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Apple confirms use of Google Cloud for iCloud services

Apple has confirmed that it uses Google’s public cloud to store data for its iCloud services in iOS Security Guide last month

Apple had previously used remote data storage systems provided by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Apple’s edition of the iOS Security Guide in March 2017 listed Microsoft Azure instead of Google Cloud Platform.

The new edition describes its iCloud service: “The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as AWS and Google Cloud Platform.”

The report doesn’t clearly state whether Apple uses any Google cloud services outside of storing photos and videos, nor does it give a start date for when Apple first made the switch.

According to the perspective of an Apple user, it really shouldn't affect us. Comparing the price charts of ICloud and Google Drive. ICloud is slightly above the line. 

This can be treated as the service charge for the encryption of photos and information but it doesn't really make sense because adding an intermediate step to store data allows for the chances that the data might get leaked or hacked by someone.

But if you are an iPhone user you really need to have ICloud for the purpose of better integration with the phone 


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