Re: There may be some good out of it
While it would be far too smug of me to point out tm running fine on my linux server, I will pause to consider whether Apple's complete lack of on-prem backup means for non-iphoney hardware.
In my estimation, you roll out the better solution before you kill the old one, just in case.
Not only does it seem like a gaping hole in the product solution, it also seems like a really stupid waste of an on-prem presence, even if you have no current plans for it.
I'm sure it is possible to sync the 256G iphone to the cloud... but does it make sense?