of the many tech reviews and articles i haven't seen much in the way of a comparison of using Google Calendar vs iCal and iCloud, or what, if any, compatibility issues there are. I've been a google calendar user for years now, but I'm reading that some people are experiencing issues with their gCal and iCloud, like double appointments/events and such. do i need to have my iPhone calendar syncing to iCloud if it already syncs via exchange and my gmail account? this is where i get confused. aside from my storage issue here gdgt.com/question/other-is-using-21-9-gbs-of-my-st... i'm liking iOS5, especially the new notifications, though still not perfect and the FINALLY shortened text/message tones
so i have been able to verify that i do have to choose, either continue syncing my google contacts and calendar via exchange OR iCloud... anyone have great reasons why i should go with one over the other?
I would actually like to hear some opinions on this also. At first I started switching everything over to iCloud, and mostly because I was excited to start using a new service. I then thought to myself "so...what advantage does one have over another?". Google calendar will sync to both, so will iCloud; both have similar features in terms of alerts; input of events are a little easier on iCloud because alerts come up in the new event pop up whereas in Google calendar you have to hit edit event then set the alert; iCloud web interface is definitely slower than Google calendar but this may improve as the service has time to mature.
So the only disadvantage that I can see at the moment is that if you like to swap out phones a lot then choosing a pure Apple scenario doesn't help when switching to a Google Android phone. Although, if using Google then all services pretty much work on both.
If Siri can work with calendars synced to Google without issue I might just keep everything the way it is and use iCloud for files (music, documents and photos) for the time being.
I'm in the process today of switching from google to iCloud. At the moment, I can't find an advantage of one over the other. I chose to switch to iCloud though because, as with all Apple products in the Apple Ecosystem, they work really well together.