More iCloud Details Emerge
August 9, 2011
More details about Apple's upcoming iCloud service have emerged <http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/01/apple-icloud-beta-launches-for-developers-pri
cing-revealed/> as Apple has started a beta phase of the service.
Developers are getting their first looks under the hood now that Apple has launched the iCloud.com website. Besides the technical aspects and the interface, the big news is for consumers is about pricing. Users will receive the first 5GB free. If they want more, the rates will be:
* $20/year for 10GB additional storage (15GB total)
* $40/year for an additional 20GB (25 total)
* $100/year for 50GB additional storage (total of 55GB)
There's still no exact date for the launch of iCloud, but it's expected in the fall, coinciding with the iOS 5 release.