will a time capsule be necessary once the cloud is fully active

Trying to decide if I should purchase a new time capsule for our second home where I use one dedicated computer and a few laptops or will the time capsule become useless once we have the cloud. If that is the case then it seems that airport extreme would be better choice as I now have airport express.

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • What a GREAT question!! But the answer is: It depends. For example, if you're using an iPad, what do you use for backup? You pretty much will hafta depend on the iCloud, won't you? It's obviously less expensive and less hassle to use a Time Capsule than a dedicated computer, though, since you'd need at least a Mac mini as a server, at twice the price of a Time Capsule if you want to keep a local backup, if you want to go all-Apple.