Three words summarize Steve Jobs’ plan for iCloud, “Free, Storage & Sharing”
The service will allow users to download and share various iOS and Mac OSX files including photos, music, calendars and books to multiple devices with some applications working with Windows-based systems.
One of the more notable announcements surrounded iTunes where users can re-download previously purchased music files on other platforms once set up. In addition, iTunes Match was announced in which your non-iTunes library is scanned and matches similar content and uploads it to the cloud. This service will be available in March for $24.99 and includes up to 20,000 songs.
What’s free? 5GB of mail, document and back up storage for music, apps and books. It all be available this fall.
- Apple Moves The Digital Hub From The Mac To iCloud (techcrunch.com)
- Apple’s Putting Your Documents, Photos and Music Into iCloud (fastcompany.com)
- Apple officially announces iCloud storage service (venturebeat.com)
- iCloud: Automatic syncing is the silver lining for MobileMe’s gray skies (gigaom.com)