Apple quietly launched the website for their highly anticipated iCloud service late yesterday. Though many of the details of the service have not yet been revealed, the site does provide information regarding the pricing of storage on Apple’s servers. The first 5 GB of space will be free, with annual fees for additional storage coming in three tiers: $20 for 10 additional GB, $40 for an extra 20 GB and $100 for 50 more GB. The storage tiers do not apply to content purchased through iTunes, which will be added to iCloud for free.
Though the site can be accessed by the general public, its launch now is intended mainly for iOS and MAC Developer Program members, who can start updating their apps with features that will take advantage of iCloud technology. A fully functioning release of the iCloud is not expected until later this year when iOS 5 is available on all Apple products.