Ever wondered where Apple stores all your iCloud backups? Between photos, files, contacts, and other data for millions of customers, that’s a whole lot of accumulator space that the aggregation would have to make room for and manage. Now, it’s accepted that iCloud absolutely lives on Google Cloud servers.

CNBC noted that the adumbration came in the form of an update to Apple’s about appear iOS Security Guide certificate (PDF). In antecedent editions, it stated that iCloud agreeable was stored on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure cloud, but the latest adaptation point mentions Amazon S3 and Google Cloud.

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise: managing such massive troves of data is no mean feat, and it’s altogether barefaced that Apple chooses to work with third-party vendors instead of spinning up its own servers.

To that end, it’s roped in two of the best vendors in the business. AWS earned Amazon $5.1 billion in Q4 2017, while Google’s cloud operations raked in more than a billion dollars for the aggregation during the same period. What’s absorbing is that Google is a abate player in this field than Microsoft, which Apple has alone for its iCloud service.

The other iCloud development worth noting is that Apple reportedly plans to store encryption keys for its data account for users in China within that country itself. The botheration with that is the Chinese government could coerce the state-owned firm captivation said keys to hand them over for investigation, and conceivably even accepted surveillance efforts. It charcoal to be seen if this will affect sales of the company’s articles in the country, now that its data is more affected to blank by government authorities.

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