Apple updates iCloud for Windows to resolve Windows 10 update compatibility problems

Following news last week of compatibility problems between Apple’s iCloud for Windows and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 updates, Apple has quietly pushed out an update to iCloud for Windows that resolves the issues, allowing Microsoft users to update to the October release of Windows 10 (version 1809) without needing to first remove iCloud for Windows from their system. Earlier this month, Windows 10 users with the iCloud components installed found that they weren’t being offered the latest update to Windows 10, which Microsoft later acknowledged was due to “an incompatibility with iCloud for Windows (version that may cause users to have issues updating or synching Shared Albums.” Microsoft had blocked the Windows 10 update “to ensure a seamless experience for users” and reported that it was working with Apple to resolve the issue. This has now reportedly been resolved in iCloud for Windows 7.8.1, released yesterday, and although Apple has not officially confirmed that the issues are fixed, the updated system requirements would seem to suggest that this is the case, with Apple now simply noting “Windows 7 or later” as opposed to the prior release notes which specified “Windows 7 through Windows 10 April 2018 Update.” [via 9to5Mac]

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