Apple Ditches My Photo Stream: What Does it Mean for iCloud Users?

My Photo Stream

Apple has announced that it will be discontinuing the My Photo Stream feature in iCloud on July 26, 2023. My Photo Stream was a free service that allowed users to sync up to 1,000 photos from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to iCloud. The photos would then be accessible on all of the user’s devices.

My Photo Stream was introduced in 2011, and it was a popular way for users to share photos with their family and friends. However, in 2014, Apple introduced iCloud Photos, which is a more robust and feature-rich photo syncing service. iCloud Photos allows users to store all of their photos in iCloud, and they can access them from any device with an internet connection.

Apple says that it is discontinuing My Photo Stream because iCloud Photos is a better solution for most users. iCloud Photos offers a number of features that My Photo Stream does not, such as the ability to store high-resolution photos, the ability to share photos with others, and the ability to edit photos.

Users who are still using My Photo Stream will need to migrate to iCloud Photos before July 26, 2023. Apple has provided instructions on how to do this on its website.

Here are some of the key points about the discontinuation of My Photo Stream:

  • My Photo Stream will be discontinued on July 26, 2023.
  • Apple will stop uploading photos to My Photo Stream on June 26, 2023.
  • Users should migrate to iCloud Photos before July 26, 2023.
  • iCloud Photos offers a number of features that My Photo Stream does not, such as the ability to store high-resolution photos, the ability to share photos with others, and the ability to edit photos.