Apple has launched its iCloud.com website, although for now it is only usable by developers. The site includes some important information about Apple’s cloud music service though: the pricing. Users will get 5GB of free storage, but must pay for additional space on Apple’s servers. iCloud will cost $20 a year for 15GB of storage (the initial 5GB plus 10GB extra), $40 a year for 25GB and $100 a year for 55GB. In the UK, those prices will be £14, £28 and £70 respectively. How does that compare to the main rivals? Amazon recently changed its own Cloud Drive service to be $20 a year for unlimited storage (Bulletin, 7-Jul-11), and is likely to make the most of its price advantage in marketing over the coming months. Google has yet to outline its pricing for extra storage on its Music Beta by Google service. Source: 9 to 5 Mac
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