iCloud on the verge of going international

One of the big disappointments when iCloud and iTunes Match was first announced was the fact that many of the services would be US only due to licensing rights with the music labels. Now it looks like that is about to change to include rights for the UK, Germany and France as well.

iCloud about to launch

It is Cnet that is reporting that Apple is on the verge of reaching international licensing rights with major music labels ahead of the “Let’s talk iPhone” event on Tuesday 4th October, which for those of us outside the UK is a big piece of news. I would love to know how much Apple has had to fork up to secure the licensing rights.

While the iCloud service would still be available for users outside the US, some of the more interesting services would be limited without an agreement in place with the content owners, especially the iTunes Match service which will match your iTunes library with songs in their system to give you instant access in the iCloud.

So you see, Tuesday is about much more than just the next iPhone.

[source: Cnet via TiPb]


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