I currently have 3 Apple devices tied to my iCloud account:

  • Macbook Air (2012) - just upgraded to Yosemite today
  • iPad with Retina Display (4th edition) - iOS 8.0.2
  • iPod Touch (4th Gen) - iOS 6.1.6

When I was asked in the Yosemite upgrade whether I would use iCloud Drive, the instructions warned that my iPod cannot be upgraded to a newer OS, and therefore would not be able to use iCloud Drive.

What does that mean? I currently use my iPod for little other than music, podcasts, and games.

Specifically, my question is, if I change to iCloud Drive, will my apps and games on my iPod no longer be able to save what files they save using legacy iCloud?

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It appears that if you upgrade to iCloud Drive, you won't be able to sync any game data with your iOS 8 devices. As an upgrade to iCloud Drive will no longer allow your older iOS 6 iPod to view or edit Documents in iCloud (which I assume includes game data). Source: this MacRumors forum

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