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iCloud – a new platform for developers


Apple is finally revealing the cloud-based features and pricing options and has opened one of many pathways to the iCloud beta by making the MobileMe replacement accessible to the web.  [googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]

iCloud.com is now available to Apple developers from worldwide.

However, the users still require a developer account — linked into their Apple ID — to access the iCloud features.

iCloud has been announced at WWDC 2011 in California in June and is the replacement of Apple’s MobileMe service.  [googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]

iCloud features your iWork, Contacts, Calendar, and Find my iPhone — features which are available in both Mac OS X and iOS 5.

iCloud also includes a new Mail application being similar as design to Mac OS X Lion’s Mail application and keeping consistency across the board. The same thing can be said about the other cloud-based applications, which includes Keynote and Numbers for Mac.

iCloud Apple

iCloud Apple

 

 

iCloud price has also been revealed.

As the iCloud comes with 5GB free storage, anything more than this will cost. This will be upgradable via the settings application in iOS 5, so users can upgrade as and when they wish, all over the world:


10GB includes 15GB total iCloud storage at $20 per year

20GB includes 25GB total iCloud storage at $40 per year  [googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”dreapta”]

 50GB includes 55GB total iCloud storage at $100 per year

 

This fall will bring to the masses the full version of iCloud.

iCloud alternatives include:  CloudMe, eyeOs, Ghost.cc, Cloudo, Glide, Icube OOS, MyGoya, Cube-OS