Apple’s iCloud service is expected to launch imminently – possibly as soon as Tuesday, when the company is unveiling its iPhone 5 handset at a press event. Will iCloud be global, though? Apple is thought to have only signed US licensing deals for the cloud music elements of its service so far. However, a report from CNET’s Greg Sandoval claims that Apple is actively looking to sign international licences, with a view to announcing iCloud’s global rollout at Tuesday’s event. Sandoval’s source suggests that a deal is close ‘but nothing is signed’, indicating that negotiations may go right down to the wire. The UK, France and Germany are thought to be at the top of Apple’s priority list when it comes to international launches for iCloud.

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