iCloud not in the UK before 2012

It will be at least 2012 when Apple iCloud is launched in the UK.

The negotiations are still at a very early stage to bring in the service to the kingdom. The service, unveiled in the US at the start of this month and expected to be launched during autumn, will offer cloud music service to users.

Daily Telegraph has revealed that Apple has just about started negotiations with collecting societies, labels and publishers.

As per industry analyst Mark Mulligan, the UK arms of all major record labels are waiting at the moment to see and gauge how music downloading is affected in the USA after iCloud is launched. It is only post their study will they will sign up.

Through iCloud users can store purchased iTunes music on Apple servers and then download it to their devices free of cost and they can also upload their digital music. The premium tier service will cost $24.99 per year.

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