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[UPDATE] Apple launches iCloud.com for developers; new build of iWork for iOS apps; iCloud pricing plans revealed

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Earlier in the day, Apple launched iCloud.com for registered developers to begin testing. iCloud.com will be the one-stop-shop for all of iCloud's web apps including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iWork, and Find my iPhone. The interface of iCloud.com is very iOS-like, with an influence from Apple's now discontinued MobileMe website. We're also hearing reports from some non-developers that they were able to login to the site.

In addition, Apple seeded a new build of the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (the iWork suite) to developers in order to test iCloud integration with the apps on iOS. The downloads for this are available via the iOS Developer Connection.

Finally, Apple revealed the pricing options that will be available when iCloud officially launches to the public this fall. A free plan will be available that includes 5 GB of storage. Following that, a plan with 15 GB of total storage for $20.00/year, 25 GB total for $40.00/year, 55 GB total for $100.00/year. 

UPDATE: Apple has also released a new beta for iPhoto with support for Photo Stream. This is the second beta of iPhoto 9.2. 


Mail interface on iCloud.com


Address Book interface on iCloud.com


Calendar interface on iCloud.com



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