iCloud

Apple’s iCloud To Cost $25 Per Year After Trial Period?

Apple’s iCloud To Cost $25 Per Year After Trial Period?

Another day and another rumor about iCloud – Apple’s upcoming cloud based services that Steve Jobs will unveil at next week’s WorldWide Developer Conference 2011.

LA Times reports that Apple will initially offer iCloud services for free to users who buy music from the iTunes Store and later expects to charge a subscription fee of $25 per year after the trial period.

Some iCloud Services Maybe Free With Mac OS X Lion

Apple seems to have opened the floodgates for rumors and speculations by confirming yesterday that Steve Jobs will unveil iCloud – its long rumored cloud based services at WWDC 2011 Keynote next week.

Yesterday, we heard rumors that Apple had signed deals with all major music labels in time for next week’s launch and was negotiating with film studios to include movies and TV shows.

iCloud: Apple Signs Deal With Major Music Labels; Negotiating With Film Studios To Include Movies And TV Shows

Apple announced earlier today that Steve Jobs will unveil its new cloud based service called iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote.

So not surprising after today’s announcement, the blogosphere is buzzing with rumors and speculations about Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

Apple: Steve Jobs To Unveil iOS 5, iCloud And Mac OS X Lion At WWDC 2011 Keynote

Apple has just announced that Steve Jobs will be delivering the keynote address at next week’s WorldWide Developer Conference 2011.

Apple has also revealed that it will unveil the next generation mobile operating system – iOS 5, iCloud – Apple’s long rumored new cloud-based services and Mac OS X Lion – the eighth major release of Mac OS X.

Apple’s iCloud Music Service: More Details Revealed

Apple is widely speculated to launch its new cloud-based service called iCloud at WWDC 2011 to compete with Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Google’s Music beta.

BusinessWeek has provided some interesting details about Apple’s cloud based service.

BusinessWeek reports:

Mac OS X Lion Reveals MobileMe Will Be Replaced By iCloud; Codenamed Castle

Mac OS X Lion Reveals MobileMe Will Be Replaced By iCloud; Codenamed Castle

Couple of days back, we reported that Apple has started using the iCloud name internally within several products currently under development.

Folks at Cosmomac.fr have discovered strings in the latest Mac OS X Lion build, which indicate that users will get an option to upgrade from Mobile to ‘Castle’, which is probably the codename for Apple’s new cloud-based service that may be called iCloud.