Apple: iCloud Now Has 85 Million Users

Apple launched its iCloud service a little over three months ago. Well, since then, over 85 million users are syncing their devices through their personal cloud. This comes from Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Office, on today’s Q1 2012 financial earning calls.

That’s an impressive growth rate and eclipses the total number of iOS devices sold during the same time frame. It’s also more users Dropbox reported in late in 2011.

iCloud allows iOS and Mac users to sync select file types across devices. It replaced the company’s previous subscription service called MobileMe with a more rich feature set. Also, unlike MobileMe, iCloud is a free service — which should mostly explain the explosive growth.