Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference yesterday, noted that iCloud now has over 100 million users. What’s incredible is that just a month ago, Cook mentioned during the first quarter earnings call that the sync service had 85 million users.
iCloud, which was introduced last year with iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, provides synchronization of calendars, address books, browser bookmarks, and other applications. A number of other applications are beginning to support sync through iCloud, and Apple’s latest updates to the iOS version of the iWork apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — show deeper links into the service as a “storage in the sky” location.
The increase of 15 million users in just 21 days is incredible — a 17.6% increase in three weeks. Cook commented during yesterday’s conference that iCloud is the “strategy for the next decade” of Apple’s business. The relatively seamless way that iCloud makes the flow of information between devices was the main reason that Apple developed the service, and it appears that it will continue to be a major emphasis for the company going into the future.