This week marks an Apple iCloud milestone because the service has now reached 300 million users. It should be noted that the Cupertino-based company’s cloud storage service saw a drastic growth since its inception in October 2011.
From October 2011 to July 2012 alone, its number of users bubbled up to 150 million. Then, just six months after, the number of users for Apple iCloud increased by 100 million, making the total number of users 250 million. Basing from that period to the present month, another 50 million added up.
The news broke out after Peter Oppenheimer, the chief financial officer of the company, revealed the figures during its earnings conference call. It was also the time when the figures about the Apple profit for the last fiscal quarter came into light.
About the Service
The iCloud is around 1 and a half years old now. The service provides ways for iOS users to store and sync information in their device ranging from calendar data, emails, pictures and other files. So far, it was listed by various analysts as one of the top cloud storage service provider in the U.S. due to the huge number of its users.
The Apple iCloud was not without controversies though during the course of its operation. One of them was being a subject in a lawsuit in the Arizona court on 2011 because of its alleged patent infringement. Another was the censorship issue that came out after users found out that it filters some phrases like “barely legal teen”. There was also the complaint about the storage and limiting its features to iOS users only.