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Apple Unveils iCloud Beta Site

Apple has finally dished out its cloud based storage service dubbed iCloud, though currently in beta, for MobileMe users through Mac OS X desktops.

iCloud is a free service (for up to 5GB storage space) that allows users to access the content stored and purchased from iTunes along with their other data from any device running iTunes.

The beta tag on the login option signifies that the iCloud service is still not fully functional and access, as it seems, is restricted to developers only.

According to Venture Beat (opens in new tab), those with developer accounts can login and experience the new iCloud web apps. The web apps currently on offer include Mail, Calendar, Address Book, etc.

The iCloud service will enable users to store a variety of data including photos, music, books, etc. which in turn will be pushed to all the iOS devices that a user owns. The service is also going to backup user data once a day.

It seems that iOS devices still don't have the ability to access the iCloud service because of some compatibility issue.

"MobileMe Web apps are currently blocked from iOS mobile users, apparently because Apple's mobile browser does not support the 'real web' well enough to work acceptably with them," AppleInsider (opens in new tab) reports.

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