What’s What in Apple’s iCloud Services? And, What Does it Cost?

Apple laid out features, use cases and pricing for its iCloud service during yesterday’s iPhone 4S announcement. The service is scheduled to roll out on October 12 (next week Wednesday) along with the iPhone 4S and new iPod models. Here are the details of the service.

Apple to Launch iCloud on October 12

Compatibility
- iPhone
- iPad
- iPod touch
- Mac
- PC (Windows)

Cloud Services
- iTunes in the Cloud: Download purchased music and TV shows to all your devices
- Photo Stream in the Cloud: Upload photos from one device and sync with other devices you own
- Documents in the Cloud: iWork for iOS document syncing
- iCloud Backup: Automatically and securely backs up your most important information to iCloud daily over Wi-Fi whenever your iOS device is connected to a power source

Free Apps
- Find My iPhone
- Find My Friends: Share your location with people who are important to you for a defined period

Pricing
- $24.99/year for iTunes Match
- Free 5GB iCloud storage
- $20/year for 10GB iCloud storage
- $40/year for 20GB iCloud storage
- $100/year for 50GB iCloud storage

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