iCloud.com Goes Live Featuring Mail, Contacts, Calendar and More in the Cloud

By , Aug 1, 2011

While we still don’t know Apple’s entire plan for the iCloud service, we have learned several things over the last few months. We know that iOS backups, documents, and media content can all be stored in the cloud.

We also know that each user is allotted 5 GB of free space and that the cloud is accessible from a browser. But outside of that we haven’t heard too many other details, until now. Apple just made iCloud.com available and shined some light on the mysterious project…

The new iCloud website features web apps for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and iWork documents. Once you have an iCloud account, all of your information and iWork content can be accessed from iCloud.com. There is even integrated Find my iPhone software.

The entire interface of iCloud’s web portal is very iOS-like (as you can see). Each web app resembles its iPad counterpart both in looks and ease-of-use.

Apple also revealed iCloud pricing for extra storage. We all know that each iOS user gets 5GB for free, but what if you want more than that? As you can see, 10GB will run you $20 per year, 20GB $40, and 50GB $100. Obviously, you’ll still get your 5GB for free on top of that.

While iCloud.com appears to be meant for developers only at this time, several users with non-developer accounts have reported being able to login. Of course, the web portal won’t do you much good unless you’re running iOS 5.

What do you think of iCloud so far? Do you see it being useful? Is the pricing fair?

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  • Chris

    I think its AWESOME!!!!. I just hope that there’s and App for it as to sometimes I forget bout the Website.

    • Dave

      :) There’s no app for iCloud. The existing apps on your phone (8 at launch) will communicate directly with the cloud. That’s the whole point. It’s seamlessly part of the backend.

      • Max

        That is typically apple, making it 1 whole instead of 20 pieces like android does.

  • Brian Fanzo

    I am logged in and so far its nice… had all the settings setup on my iOS5 both iPhone & iPad but now its nice to actually see the other side…

  • Alan thomas

    The pricing is better than mobile me

  • ziggy

    We’re the app I don’t have one on my phone

  • Frankie

    it says is only available for developers at the moment… damn

  • Ruchir

    i have a dev account, im even able to log in and use some of its features, not all.
    and whenever i log out and log back in, at least three times it denies access, which is very unusual.
    but after a dew tries, i can get in.

  • http://www.applebitzjailbreak.com esem

    There are still some bugs on iCloud that’s why Apple only made it available for developers only at this time. I am excited for the full launch….