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No local syncing in Maverick!! Apple is forcing icloud

Oct 26, 2013 8:22PM PDT

After I updated to Maverick I found out there is no more local syncing allowed between idevices and my macbook, if I want my contacts and calendar synced I am forced to use iCloud without any choice!! The only choice is to revert back to Mountain Lion... And basically never buy another macbook again, which is a shame since all my devices are apple...Am I the only one that cares about this cause I don't see any other posts on this.

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Re: local sync in Maverick
Oct 26, 2013 9:52PM PDT
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Apple is forcing Icloud
Oct 27, 2013 12:13AM PDT

I understand it is discussed but there is still confusion what is true and I believe a lot of people haven't realised that calendar on mb pro and calendar in iphone don't sync locally any more, what I am not sure is if the local restore file of the iphone gets updated... The info tab on itunes in maverick doesn't exist any more

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Just as Annoyed
Oct 29, 2013 4:57PM PDT

Online Chat staff at Apple inform me that, with the upgrade to OSX Mavericks and IOS7, Contacts, Calendars, Mail and Bookmarks can only be synced via iCloud. I take it from this that Apple is now forcing its users to store this personal information on its iCloud servers OR lose the capacity to sync individual devices via iTunes as and when determined by users. If this is the case, it seems to me to be a MASSIVE step backwards in freedom and functionality and is almost Orwellian in its design. Why should a user now have to upload their personal information to a foreign server to maintain a sync service that was reasonably managed from within existing software. If this is the case Apple is, at best, putting unnecessary obstacles in the way of customers or, at worst, removing a fundamental right to privacy. Either way, if iCloud is the new way to sync data, I will definitely be looking for alternatives to iPhones and iPads.

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Forget cloud
Nov 2, 2013 4:40AM PDT

If that is true no more USB syncing and I keep reading it is.

No more iPhone, iPad for me. I don't want to sync to unreliable cloud.

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And it poses and environmental issue too!
Nov 4, 2013 5:29PM PST

Or consider the ridiculous long time it takes icloud to go around servers all over the world to do this simple task of syncing. Could I rely previously on my own syncing actions (via wire) and did I know instantly that my devices were showing exactly the same information, now I need to wait for this bloody iCloud to figure out something has changed in one of my diaries that I want to update in my other devices. More than minutes are required to sync now. Outrageously long!!

What a HUGE step back in functionality!

Shame on the money horders at Apple that force us this cloud service down our throats.


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Crippled non-cloud sync
Nov 18, 2013 4:09AM PST

Yes, this is just just wrong. I even spoke with an Apple rep (prior to upgrading to Mavericks) to confirm I could tether my new iPad Air to my mac to transfer my work files. Nothing was mentioned in any of the numerous trade articles on upgrading to Mavericks. You can't merely revert to ML, as there are now modified files left behind that will conflict with ML. It requires a full back up of user files and a clean install... This pending change was announced to developers, but not released to the general public.

Doing your homework on a new purchase is one thing. Having a common process crippled due to an unannounced marketing decision intended to move customers to their iCloud product is wrong.

Another work around was to install OS X Server on my desktop. Seriously ???

All this to sync information and move a few files in a dedicated environment, ie., moving things 2 feet from iPad to an iMac? This needs to be resolved. It would be nice to utilize my $600 iPad, it's a paperweight right now.

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Write your senator or representative!
Jan 24, 2014 11:21PM PST

These companies such as Apple, Google and others continue to abuse the lack of legislation due to unprecedented circumstances and get away with violation of privacy just because they can. Our government, in other words the people that we vote for, have no interest nor guts to take them on because they are doing the same thing (i.e. NSA) but as long as we are kept fat and entertained (got to have that huge screen tv and a million electronic devices) into stupidity, We The People exist in a state of stupor, reacting only to ridicule those who raise the alarm. Start writing your representatives in Washington D.C. and demand that they create legislation and rules that stop these greedy corporations!! Do not continue to buy their products! I already gave up my iPhone and I am still breathing.

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