Apple on Monday unveiled more details about its forthcoming iCloud syncing service, including information on pricing. Steve Jobs had previously declared that Apple device users would get 5GB of iCloud storage for free; you can add an additional 10GB (those five free gigabytes plus 10 more, for a total of 15GB) for $21 per year, 25GB for $42 per year, or 55GB for $105 per year.
In comparison, cloud-storage service Dropbox offers 2GB of storage for free, 50GB for US$120 per year and 100GB for US$240 per year.
Also today, Apple launched a developer beta of iCloud.com, which gives registered developers an early preview of the company’s iOS-like web apps for iCloud-synced email, contacts, calendars, iWork and Find My iPhone.
Apple still hasn’t said precisely when iCloud will become available to the masses, but the service is strongly tied to iOS 5, which the company promises will arrive ‘this fall.’
Earlier today, Apple granted iTunes Store-purchased TV shows the same iTunes in the Cloud functionality that the company already bequeathed to iTunes Store-purchased music.
Updated: 02/08/2011 @ 1:54pm to update Australian pricing