icloud windows

Apple has begun sending out invitations to AppleSeed members this afternoon for a new iCloud for Windows Beta. Introduced at WWDC in June, the app includes iCloud Drive, a new feature that allows you to store and access any file type from any iOS device, Mac or PC.

AppleSeed members who receive the invites must have a PC running Windows 7 or later to participate in the beta, and must accept the terms and conditions. Those who receive the invitation but don’t meet the aforementioned requirements can simply ignore the e-mail.

Apple first released iCloud Drive in beta form to developers back in June, and has since updated it a handful of times. Its functionality, however, has been limited to OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 users thus far, so folks running Windows machines are getting their first look today.

Since its release in 2011, iCloud has been criticized for its lack of file support and drag-and-drop functionality. iCloud Drive should finally appease those critics, and is expected to publicly launch alongside OS X Yosemite this fall. Earlier today, Apple seeded DP7 of Yosemite.

Thanks Shawn

  • Chang in Charge

    I never really thought about being able to have drag and drop functionality until reading this … sounds pretty awesome to have Dropbox like functionality. The more I read these beta releases and leaks I feel like the software aspects of iOS 8 and Yosemite are going to be much more mind blowing than the hardware. But I’m still excited about the hardware. Just being able to send texts and make phone calls from my MBP is going to be amazing.

    • Unicorn Drank

      I agree, been waiting to be able to use iCloud as a Dropbox, now it seems like it’s a step closer, they just need to have competitive prices for the storage options they are going to offer

      • Dan

        I remember reading somewhere prices will be revised and similar to Google drive pricing. I will no doubt move to iCloud once they have dropbox like features.

    • Marcus

      I agree with you completely. I’m happy with my jailbroken iPhone 5s and I’m seriously stoked to update to iOS 8 along with Yosemite on my Mac. Hopefully, iCloud Drive will replace my Dropbox and all of my photos will stay in sync. September 9th is going to be awesome!

    • Anthony Antunez

      Same here, I am definitely more excited for the software than the hardware this year.

  • David Gitman

    Why didnt I get one?

  • Danial

    Ones again apple is late and still
    Everyone Loses Their Minds

    • David Gitman

      Once again somebody talks trash on apple in an APPLE SITE
      Please go away

  • Robin Keanu Keim

    Just got my invitation, never thought I would say this but… I’m glad I didn’t delete my Windows Partition. 😀

  • Meh. I don’t even use the integrated OneDrive.

  • Tom

    Got It

  • Flabalanche

    Anyone having trouble logging in with the apple id. It doesn’t take me to the next page