Apple has released iCloud for Mac OS X Lion as well as iCloud in iOS5. I’m not exactly going to write an article here. I’m going to lay it out as simply as it can be laid out. Screenshots and lists are all you people want to see anyway, so here we go.
iCloud in iOS5 & OS X Lion
iCloud is fully integrated into anything you do on your iDevice that has to do with your Contacts, Calendars, Mail Accounts, Bookmarks and other information. Apple did this right and gave us all of this functionality for the good price of, FREE.
This photo is how I figured out on my own, that iCloud was going to be free for everyone. I was waiting for 10.7.2 Lion to download and install and realized that I couldn’t switch on Mail. I knew I was going to be able to do so when I got iCloud running on my Mac.
Once you have installed Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion and iOS5 on your devices—you’ll never have to use iTunes again.
See? It’s all the same on both platforms. Apple has made it so a 12-year-old could set up iCloud and begin syncing all of their information, and using email right off the bat. They did some good here. And iCloud is amazing. As long as you have space left.. You’re golden.
Next is a screenshot showing the ONLY thing you have to pay for. Then I’ll show you proof that you will never have to pay for anything to be in the iCloud again — iTunes Match is a different story, I consider that separate.
- 5GB — FREE
- 10GB — $20 /year
- 20GB — $40 /year
- 50GB — $100 /year
An email alias is an email address that conceals your actual email address from a recipient. You could create an alias to use when buying items from online stores, signing up for mailing lists, and registering online, and reserve your real email address for use with family and friends. In this way, aliases can help you better manage the email you receive and monitor the sources of unwanted messages.
Now everyone gets to use Find My iPhone.