“Houston called out iCloud’s ‘bizarre limitations,’ saying that no iPhone or iPad user can easily share iCloud documents with an Android device,” Grothaus reports. “Houston specifically pointed to Samsung, which, like Apple, originally created its own proprietary cloud storage solution for its mobile devices. However, Samsung quickly came around and decided to partner with Dropbox, which works on almost every major mobile and desktop platform.”
Grothaus reports, “Interestingly Apple tried to buy Dropbox in 2009 but CEO Drew Houston turn down the offer.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Anyone wishing to go beyond iCloud’s “Bizzare limitations” can simply download the Dropbox app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iPad mini which provides 2 GB of free space when you sign up and allows you to share files easily.
There’s no need for Apple to add Dropbox-like capabilities to iCloud or partner with Dropbox when the Dropbox app sitting right in the App Store for the taking.