Analyst: Apple’s iCloud likely to launch with 150 million subscribers

“According to a survey conducted for RBC Capital the week after Steve Jobs’ iCloud keynote, 76% of respondents said they were likely to sign up for iCloud, Apple’s free e-mail, back-up and data syncing service,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“73% said they were likely to use iMessage, Apple’s answer to the BlackBerry’s messaging service,” P.E.D. reports. “30% were likely to sign up for Apple’s iTunes Match service, which costs $24.99 per year.”

P.E.D. reports, “According to RBC’s Mike Abramsky, the response to iCloud among the nearly 1,500 people surveyed translates to 150 million subscribers.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. I’m looking forward to Apple’s iCloud. I’ve never been 100% happy with gmail but couldn’t justly paying the $99/year for .mac. Now it seems they’re giving us an offer that’s hard to refuse.
    I left Skype this week. I don’t trust it at all in MS hands.

      1. By being armed with JUST enough knowledge to sound like an idiot. Obviously, the poster thinks either A) that iCloud costs $25/yr or that B) 150 million people will sign up for iTunes Match. Either assumption is ridiculous.

  2. re the cloud, beta/ i tried to DL some of the stuff i had bought years ago, it downloaded to my iPhone no prob, but then i got a bill for 20$ (for the 2 albums). so the stuff you bought before isnt free? whats up with that? anyone else try the cloud beta yet?

  3. It seems to me that IF some 150 milion start to use the Apple email cloud app, it must be that those people stop to use gmail, Yahoo mail and those like servoces, so not only that Apple will be lifted into the first league of cloud, but also Apple will seriously hurt certain leading web- or cloud-services.

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