Apple to introduce iCloud on October 12

Apple  announced that iCloud, a set of free cloud
services, including iTunes in the Cloud, Photo Stream and Documents in the
Cloud, that work with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and
wirelessly store content in iCloud and push it to all devices, will be
available on October 12.

iCloud is
the easiest way to manage your content, because iCloud does it all for you and
goes far beyond anything available today,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice
president of Internet Software and Services. You don’t have to think about
syncing your devices, because it happens automatically, and it is free.”

iTunes in
the Cloud lets users to download new music purchases to all your devices, so
you can buy a song on your iPad and find it waiting for you on iPhone. iTunes
in the Cloud also lets users to download previously purchased iTunes content,
including music and TV shows to your devices at no additional cost.

iTunes Match
scans the songs in your music library, including music not purchased on iTunes,
and matches them to the more than 20 million songs available on the iTunes
Store, offering them DRM-free 256 kbps AAC encoding. Any unmatched songs are
uploaded to iCloud so users can play songs, albums or playlists from music
library on devices.

iCloud’s Photo
Stream service lets users to take a photo on one device and have it
automatically appear on other devices. A photo you take on your iPhone is sent
to iCloud and automatically pushed to your iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. You can
even view your Photo Stream album on your Apple TV.

Documents in the Cloud keeps your documents up to date across all your devices,
automatically, so you don’t have to.

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. Once you plug it in, everything is backed up quickly and efficiently.

iCloud will
be available concurrently with iOS 5, an advanced mobile operating system,
which includes over 200 new features including Notification Center, an
innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without
interruption; iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text
messages, photos and videos between all iOS 5 users; and Newsstand, a new way
to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

iCloud will
be available on October 12 as a free download to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
users running iOS 5 or a Mac running OS X Lion with a valid Apple ID. iCloud
includes 5GB of free cloud storage for Mail, Document Storage and Backup.
Purchased music, TV shows, apps, books and Photo Stream do not count against
the storage limit.

iTunes Match
will be available starting in the US later this month for $24.99 a year. Using
iCloud with a PC requires Windows Vista or Windows 7; Outlook 2010 or 2007 is
recommended for accessing contacts and calendars. Additional iCloud storage
upgrades are available to purchase starting at $20 a year for 10GB, $40 a year
for 20GB and $100 a year for 50GB.

iOS 5 will
be available as a free software update for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS,
iPad 2, iPad and iPod touch (third and fourth generation) customers, allowing
them to experience the new features.

By Team
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