Apple Reveals These New Details on the iCloud Service

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) officially announced its venture into the cloud this June at the company’s WWDC event, but gave only vague hints at the details of what would be offered through the service. The iCloud, which will be available for use with all Apple products this Fall, promises to, “store your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices — automatically. It’s the easiest way to manage your content. Because now you don’t have to,” according to the company website.

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Tuesday the Cupertino, CA based technology leader offered users more information about the specifics of what they will get in the cloud. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that all customers will be given 5GB of data storage for free, but those with more extensive storage needs may need be prepared to shell out cash. For 10 GB of space the company is charging $20 per year, for 20GB the rate is $40, and for $50 GB the price tag is $100 annually. Before you get angry, note that most users will not need to fork out dough for the extra storage plans, as “applications, books and music, will not count against the 5 gigabytes of free storage.” However, photos, iWorks documents, mail, and account settings will count towards the limited 5GB. The company claims that users will be able to store 1,000 photos in the cloud without exceeding the 5GB limit.

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