“iCloud hits Dropbox hard on the simplicity and ease of use fronts because Apple has been working in this space from the beginning,” Swaby reports. “iCloud may be cross platform averse, but its automatic syncing slices seconds from Dropbox’s drag-and-drop approach…. You get the feeling that [Dropbox is] ramping up quickly in preparation for a nasty fight. And with iCloud, Apple’s thrown the first major punch. Sure, Apple has stumbled in the space before, but now with a few more years of development under its belt, they’re in a good position to snatch the ‘it just works’ catch phrase right from the Dropbox founders’ mouths.
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