Steve Jobs couldn’t make it with Dropbox. Why not Apple try with Tim Cook and go after Box.com ? Buy Box.com, kill Android clients, put services inside iCloud. Voilà.
By the way, I prefer Box.app 3.0 way much than Dropbox.app. Just saying.
"It Just Works". Mmm. Ok. "It Just Works, most of the time, for most people".
The Verge comments on iCloud performance are harsh. They fail to make a big difference in what developers are using to interact with iCloud (APIs) and what the users are seeing and experiencing with iCloud. Big difference.
APIs must be working for some because Apple is able to create apps that take advantage of them like the just released Podcasts apps which will sync settings from one device to another via iCloud.
Nonetheless, Apple’s track record with online services are less than stellar I must admit. iTools? Slow. .Mac? Slow and limited features. MobileMe? Sync problems and stability issues. iCloud? Lack of features people take for granted like a visible file system. But wait, what about the App Store, the iTunes Store? These are online stores that are used by millions of people and are doing fine.
So what is the problem? Apple cannot do everything well and this is why I still wonder why they just don’t buy Dropbox. They would get instant access to man power for fast et stable online services and multiplatform document-based syncing.