Steve Jobs: iCloud Free to iTunes Users

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will open the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00am when the he will announce, Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple‘s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple‘s upcoming cloud services offering.  However, some analysts believe the iPhone maker may hold off until later in the year to catch the Christmas rush, citing a September date as a possibility.    For its part, the tech giant is said to have penned agreements with some music heavy weights like Universal Music Group, Sony and EMI, according to the LA Times, for its other new kid on the block, iCloud, which Apple is calling a “cloud services offering” and said to offer unlimited music and other content streamed from the sky.  Rivalling Google’s new Beta music streaming offering and Amazon Cloud Player, it will be free to iTunes customers for a period and then users will be subject to a fixed charge of $25 a year according to sources close to Apple.

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