2010: Acquired iPhone 4. I start taking infinitely more photos than I used to with my old 2004 Canon point and shoot, partly because I want to play with various camera apps, but mostly because I always have a camera on me now, and I wouldn’t necessarily carry a camera with me every day going to college.
2011: Went to Google I/O with only the iPhone as a camera. Photos I took were good but I wanted better. I bought the Sony NEX-3 to do just that.
2012: The Retina Display iPad is released. All of the photos I took on my old Canon point and shoot camera are somewhere in between 1024x768 and 2048x1536, so they are scaled and appear very pixellated. A week or two later, I went to Tokyo and Yokohama. Lots and lots of photos were taken on both the iPhone and the NEX. iPhone shots were mostly things I wanted to share then and there, NEX shots were mostly memories I wanted to preserve for archival. The NEX shots look splendid on the Retina Display.
Yeah, well screw all of that. Every single iCloud feature has failed me at least once.
Photo Stream no longer works at all for me because my Mac consistently forgets it has Photo Stream enabled, rendering the feature useless.
Calendar syncing seems to have gotten better, but it will occasionally do this scare tactic thing where all of a sudden ALL OF YOUR CALENDAR EVENTS DISAPPEAR and magically reappear if you quit and relaunch? Which I guess is fine, but it wouldn’t be fine if that empty calendar magically propagated to all the other devices, and seeing a blank calendar every 8th time I launch iCal is going to give me a fucking heart attack if it doesn’t stop.
Contact syncing is still consistently one revision behind to me. Bookmark syncing is unpredictable as ever.
Then there’s “Documents in the Cloud”. But I’ll get into that tomorrow.