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Apple Throws Haymaker at Cloud Competition with CloudKit

Posted on 6.11.2014

For Apple, being upstaged by companies like Dropbox and Box with their advanced Cloud capabilities was a sore spot. However, at the recent World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple once again flexed its muscles and showed off what they’ve been working on.

For developers, one of the most important announcements that came out of the conference was the CloudKit. The new service offers developers a wide range of data storage and transfer limits which, as far as asset storage is concerned, starts at 5GB and scales all the way up to 1PB (equal to 1024 Terabyte’s) all for free. CloudKit also offers an impressive limit on data tranfer for assets which starts at 25MB per day and goes all the way up to 5 TB per day.

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The method behind such a wide scale of storage space is that Apple will start the user at the low end and will up their storage space as their customer base grows. This benefits Apple because it will not have to allocate dedicated storage space to developers who purchased more than they will ever need. Instead, if the developer needs the space Apple will give it to them, however it will not give them more than is necessary.

Apple has yet to announce what the fees will be if developers go over the data limits. All Apple is saying at this point is to contact them if a developer needs more space.

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