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Apple iCloud pricing revealed

Brits set to pay 14 per cent more than the Yanks

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Apple has lifted the covers from its UK and US pricing model for the iCloud with a bunch of options for fanbois to suck up additional storage space.

And there were no surprises as our friends across the Atlantic are once again getting a better deal.

A beta version of the web-based service went live today, giving users 5GB of capacity to house content – not including music or photos – which can be accessed via Apple's fleet of mobile devices.

Obsessive-compulsives or general low-level hoarders will need to stump up additional cash to go over the free limit given by the Jobsian empire.

The upgrade costs £14 per year for another 10GB of storage, £28 for twice that capacity and £70 for 50GB, each 14 per cent more expensive than the US, with the stateside low, mid and top tiers going for $20, $40 and $100 respectively.

The firm confirmed recently that the web apps integrated into MobileMe will survive the transition to iCloud but the iWeb publishing, Gallery and iDisk tools were canned at the end of June.

Apps include Webmail, contact manager, calendar, iWork docs and a Find My iPhone tool.

The tentative deadline for the general release of iCloud is set for the autumn. ®

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