Apple unleashes iCloud.com for online data storage

Apple unleashes iCloud.com for online data storage

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Asia Bizz: American electronics and software manufacturer Apple recently revealed the beta version of iCloud.com which has a host of cloud applications. The company has also revealed the pricing of the services.

The website has not yet been launched publicly. Currently, it is just open to some of the developers and the public launch of the website is soon expected.

Apple’s iCloud assures a place online for all the data of the users which include, contacts, pictures, calendar, email and media at a cost. The company claims that the new service is different from Google, which asks the details of the users for advertising purpose.

Apple will be charging users who need to use more than 5GB of free storage offered by iCloud. iCloud will store data, backup, contacts and documents and will not even display ads. An additional 10GB the users will be charged $20 for a year, for 20GB $40 and for 50 GB $ 100. The storage can be easily purchased through the setting panel of the iOS5 iCloud. The free photo stream images, books or iTunes will not count on the 5GB of free storage. It will also be a place where the users can access emails, contacts and calendars with the help of a browser.