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Apple launches iCloud, iOS 5 with iMessage

Apple has introduced iOS 5, the latest version of its mobile operating system and also iCloud, a set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC.

Both innovations are regarded as path-breaking strategies in the mobile and computing platforms.

iCloud is Apples new cloud computing platform which will automatically update all your information stored in your devices wirelessly. Free iCloud services include MobileMe services like Contact, calendar and email, App Store and iBookstore. Other features include

iCloud Backup automatically backsup over Wifi
iCloud remote storage the data in your devices
iCloud Photostream for automatical uploading of your photos
iTunes help to download previously puchased music to all iOS devices free of cost.

The iCloud beta and Cloud Storage APIs are available immediately to iOS and Mac Developer Program members at developer.apple.com.

iCloud includes 5GB of free cloud storage for Mail, Document Storage and Backup.

iTunes Match will be available for $24.99 per year (US)

iOS 5 Mobile operating system
Apple iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new features that will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this year.

iOS will offer new features such as Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption; iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices; and Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

iMessage in will offer iPhone messaging to all of your iOS devices―iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The iOS 5 beta software and SDK are available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com. iOS 5 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (fourth generation) and iPod touch (third generation) this fall (US).

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