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Apple Admits iCloud is really Google Cloud

Student Editorial

Apple has been very inventive, creating its own way of doing things, and therefore made themselves capable of saying “our way is better.”  The frequent debate of Apple and Android comes from Apple’s exclusivity and notoriety of iMessage, FaceTime, and Apple Music.

Now, Apple has expressed that it uses Google cloud, much like Android uses Google Cloud.  If there are any concerns about this being unsafe, it is important to know that Google Cloud services that are being used by Apple only store the encrypted version of your saved files; Apple uses AES-128 and a key derived from each file chunk’s contents, utilizing SHA-256.  While AES can be deemed insecure by many, it in combination with SHA-256 adds decent security.  It is after that that they are saved onto a Google Cloud Platform.

This may not affect Apple as much as this agreement has affected Google; this has given their cloud services a major boost in use in comparison to its Amazon and Microsoft Cloud competition.

Need more Proof?  The iOS Security Guide is frequently updated, and has recently confirmed use of Google Cloud for iCloud services.