Apple Sends 'Welcome to iCloud' E-mail Ahead of Official Announcement

Just few hours, when Apple announces the expected new iPhone 5 and iOS 5, AppleInsider spill the beans on the "iCloud" front, as one of its readers on Friday received an e-mail welcoming him to iCloud and letting him know that his e-mail address is the Apple ID he'll use to get his iPhone, iPad, […]

Just few hours, when Apple announces the expected new iPhone 5 and iOS 5, AppleInsider spill the beans on the "iCloud" front, as one of its readers on Friday received an e-mail welcoming him to iCloud and letting him know that his e-mail address is the Apple ID he'll use to get his iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and PC set up.

"Once iCloud is set up, it stores your content and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices. For example, buy a song with iTunes on your computer, and it will appear on your iPod Touch and iPad," the message reads.

The e-mail advises user to "follow these instructions and you'll be up and running in no time," but the link doesn't work, suggesting that the message was accidentally sent early in preparation for an upcoming announcement.

iCloud is integrated into iOS 5 and stores users' content online, making it accessible across devices with an Internet connection. for up to 5GB of storage, which Apple thinks will be plenty for most people since purchased music, apps, books, and TV shows, as well as photos, don't count. What does take away from the 5GB are things such as mail, documents, Camera Roll, account information, settings, and other app data that don't use as much space. If you do end up needing more storage, you can upgrade for a fee.