iCloud Communications LLC v. Apple Incorporated
COMPLAINT. Filing fee received: $350.00, receipt number PHX 0970-5431118, filed by iCloud Communications LLC (submitted by Robert Itri). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(REK)
Apple Introduces iCloud
Free Cloud Services Beyond Anything Offered to Date
SAN FRANCISCO—June 6, 2011—Apple® today introduced iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free new cloud services
that work seamlessly with applications on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC to automatically and
wirelessly store your content in iCloud and automatically and wirelessly push it to all your devices. When anything
changes on one of your devices, all of your devices are wirelessly updated almost instantly.
“Today it is a real hassle and very frustrating to keep all your information and content up-to-date across all your
devices,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iCloud keeps your important information and content up to date across all
your devices. All of this happens automatically and wirelessly, and because it’s integrated into our apps you don’t
even need to think about it—it all just works.”
The free iCloud services include:
The former MobileMe® services—Contacts, Calendar and Mail—all completely re-architected and rewritten to
work seamlessly with iCloud. Users can share calendars with friends and family, and the ad-free push Mail
account is hosted at me.com. Your inbox and mailboxes are kept up-to-date across all your iOS devices and
The App Store™ and iBookstore℠ now download purchased iOS apps and books to all your devices, not just the
device they were purchased on. In addition, the App Store and iBookstore now let you see your purchase
history, and simply tapping the iCloud icon will download any apps and books to any iOS device (up to 10
devices) at no additional cost.
iCloud Backup automatically and securely backs up your iOS devices to iCloud daily over Wi-Fi when you charge
your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Backed up content includes purchased music, apps and books, Camera Roll
(photos and videos), device settings and app data. If you replace your iOS device, just enter your Apple ID and
password during setup and iCloud restores your new device.
iCloud Storage seamlessly stores all documents created using iCloud Storage APIs, and automatically pushes
them to all your devices. When you change a document on any device, iCloud automatically pushes the changes
to all your devices. Apple’s Pages®, Numbers® and Keynote® apps already take advantage of iCloud Storage.
Users get up to 5GB of free storage for their mail, documents and backup—which is more amazing since the
storage for music, apps and books purchased from Apple, and the storage required by Photo Stream doesn’t
count towards this 5GB total. Users will be able to buy even more storage, with details announced when iCloud
ships this fall.
iCloud’s innovative Photo Stream service automatically uploads the photos you take or import on any of your
devices and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices and computers. So you can use your iPhone to take a
dozen photos of your friends during the afternoon baseball game, and they will be ready to share with the
entire group on your iPad (or even Apple TV®) when you return home. Photo Stream is built into the photo apps
on all iOS devices, iPhoto® on Macs, and saved to the Pictures folder on a PC. To save space, the last 1,000
photos are stored on each device so they can be viewed or moved to an album to save forever. Macs and PCs
will store all photos from the Photo Stream, since they have more storage. iCloud will store each photo in the
cloud for 30 days, which is plenty of time to connect your devices to iCloud and automatically download the
latest photos from Photo Stream via Wi-Fi.
iTunes® in the Cloud lets you download your previously purchased iTunes music to all your iOS devices at no
additional cost, and new music purchases can be downloaded automatically to all your devices. In addition,
music not purchased from iTunes can gain the same benefits by using iTunes Match, a service that replaces
your music with a 256 kbps AAC DRM-free version if we can match it to the over 18 million songs in the iTunes
Store®, it makes the matched music available in minutes (instead of weeks to upload your entire music library),
and uploads only the small percentage of unmatched music. iTunes Match will be available this fall for a $24.99
annual fee. Apple today is releasing a free beta version of iTunes in the Cloud, without iTunes Match, for
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users running iOS 4.3. iTunes in the Cloud will support all iPhones that iOS 5
supports this fall.
Apple is ready to ramp iCloud in its three data centers, including the third recently completed in Maiden, NC. Apple
has invested over $500 million in its Maiden data center to support the expected customer demand for the free
Pricing & Availability
The iCloud beta and Cloud Storage APIs are available immediately to iOS and Mac Developer Program members at
developer.apple.com. iCloud will be available this fall concurrent with iOS 5. Users can sign up for iCloud for free on
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an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5 or a Mac running Mac OS® X Lion with a valid Apple ID. iCloud includes
5GB of free cloud storage for Mail, Document Storage and Backup. Purchased music, apps, books and Photo Stream
do not count against the storage limit. iTunes Match will be available for $24.99 per year (US only).
iTunes in the Cloud is available today in the US and requires iTunes 10.3 and iOS 4.3.3. Automatic download of
apps and books is available today. Using iCloud with a PC requires Windows Vista or Windows 7; Outlook 2010 or
2007 is recommended for accessing contacts and calendars.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional
software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the
mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the
future of mobile media and computing devices.
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