Synching options in iOS 5

iOS 5 adds a number of powerful options for syncing, but to paraphrase FDR (or spiderman) ---with great power comes a bunch of confusion. Here is a chart that compares the various syncing options (and several other features) across the various options. iOS 5 is new so there will likely be errors and changes. Email me at Jim@k12cloudlearning.com with any comments, corrections or suggestions

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Footnotes:
1 iCloud backups count against the free 5GB storage. Associating multiple devices with iCloud will likely require the purchase of additional storage.

2 iTunes in the Cloud’s “push” install of newly purchased apps does not require a password, and can be turned on or off from the device without a password. It is not manageable via the current(as of 10/16/11) iPhone configuration utility. If this option is enabled schools must take care to comply with the purchase terms and buy one copy of an app for each device the app is installed on(typically via the Volume Purchase Program).

3 If this option is enabled schools must take care to comply with the purchase terms and buy one copy of an app for each device the app is installed on(typically via the Volume Purchase Program).

4 If this option is enabled schools must take care to comply with the purchase terms and buy one copy of an app for each device the app is installed on(typically via the Volume Purchase Program).

5 iTunes in the Cloud’s “push” install of newly purchased iBooks does not require a password, and can be turned on or off from the device without a password. It is not manageable via the current(as of 10/16/11) iphone configuration utility. Unlike with Apps, the iTunes terms and Conditions does NOT make it clear if educational institutions may copy purchased iBooks onto multiple devices, and there is no process for purchasing music in volume.

6 Unlike with Apps, the iTunes terms and Conditions does NOT make it clear if educational institutions may copy purchased iBooks onto multiple devices, and there is no process for purchasing music in volume.

7 . Unlike with Apps, the iTunes terms and Conditions does NOT make it clear if educational institutions may copy purchased music onto multiple devices, and there is no process for purchasing music in volume.

8 It is unclear at this time if iCloud’s terms and conditions allow for use by educational institutions rather than individual consumers. Syncing of non-iTunes store music would require the purchase of iTunes match, a $25/year subscription.

9 iTunes in the Cloud’s “push” install of newly purchased iBooks does not require a password, and can be turned on or off from the device without a password. It is not manageable via the current(as of 10/16/11) iPhone configuration utility. Unlike with Apps, the iTunes terms and Conditions does NOT make it clear if educational institutions may copy purchased iBooks onto multiple devices, and there is no process for purchasing music in volume.

10 iTunes in the Cloud’s “push” install of newly purchased iBooks does not require a password, and can be turned on or off from the device without a password. It is not manageable via the current(as of 10/16/11) iPhone configuration utility. Unlike with Apps, the iTunes terms and Conditions does NOT make it clear if educational institutions may copy purchased iBooks onto multiple devices, and there is no process for purchasing music in volume.

11 iTunes in the Cloud’s “push” install of newly purchased iBooks does not require a password, and can be turned on or off from the device without a password. It is not manageable via the current(as of 10/16/11) iPhone configuration utility. Unlike with Apps, the iTunes terms and Conditions does NOT make it clear if educational institutions may copy purchased iBooks onto multiple devices, and there is no process for purchasing music in volume.

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