What are the differences between iCloud and Tencent Weiyun?

Let us understand the concepts of iCloud and Tencent Weiyun before learning the differences between them.


iCloud is one of the cloud storage and provides cloud computing services, it was launched in the year 2011 by Apple Inc. It enables users to store data like documents, photos, and music on remote servers. It also provides wireless backup iOS devices directly to iCloud instead of manual backups.

We can store all type files in iCloud Drive, if they are less than 50GB in size. Generally if we sign up for iCloud we get 5GB free storage for Backup’s, Mail and iCloud Drive. If we want more storage we need to upgrade our iCloud storage based on the plans. We can also share 200Gb and 2TB plans with our family by paying a monthly bill in Apple.


The features of iCloud are as follows −

  • iCloud Drive helps us to save files and app data to iCloud.

  • It is available for iOS, Macs, and Windows PCs.

  • We can access all of our files and data from any device.

  • Keeps the files/folders up to date in our devices.

  • File sharing management.

  • Cloud storage security.

  • Cloud administration.

  • Cloud storage platform.


The advantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Increase efficiency.

  • Portability

  • Work from anywhere made it easier.

  • It is a clean platform.

  • iCloud is user-friendly.


The disadvantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Accessibility of photos on desktop platforms.

  • App options on desktop.

  • Automatically backs up files.

  • Customization is not possible.

  • To share large files, you need to upgrade to a paid version.

Tencent Weiyun

Weiyun is the cloud storage service from Tencent which is providing a massive 10 TB of free cloud storage for its new customers. It was owned by Tencent Holdings Limited in 2012. It was mostly used by China.It can be available in Chinese and English language.

Tencent Cloud is one of the secure, reliable and high-performance cloud compute services provided by Tencent. It is the largest Internet company in China, and Asia. It is providing services to so many people through its products like QQ and WeChat.


The features of Tencent Weiyun are as follows −

  • Easy to Deploy

  • Low Cost

  • High reliability

  • We create a unique QR code for any file or folder that we want to share.

  • Weiyun automatically updates any files that you modify.

  • The pictures can easily be viewable across the browser, mobile, and desktop clients.


The advantages of Tencent Weiyun are as follows −

  • Superior network availability

  • Optimal customer support

  • Keen regulatory insight

  • An expansive ecosystem

  • Innovative cloud security


The major differences between Tencent Weiyun and iCloud are as follows −

Tencent WeiyuniCloud
It was owned by Tencent Holding Limited in 2012.
iCloud was owned by Apple Inc in 2011.
It offers 10GB of free storage.
iCloud offers 5 GB free storage space when we sign up.
The maximum storage capacity of Tencent is 2 TB.
iCloud maximum storage size of 2 TB.
The maximum file size of Tencent is 1GB
iCloud maximum file size is 50 GB.
Tencent provides cloud storage service and file hosting service.
iCloud provides file hosting and cloud storage services.
Tencent is used only in China.
iCloud is used all over the world.
The Tencent developer API is not there.
iCloud has a developer API.
Tencent does not support file versioning.
iCloud supports file versioning partially.
Tencent has no band-width limit.
iCloud has a band-width limit of 20GB and more.