Amazon got in there before Apple by launching their cloud-based music service late on Monday night. The service, only available to US customers and those on Android (and the web), will provide music lovers with 5GB of free online storage with the option of upgrading to a premium account with up to 1000GB storage.
The service will also accept music purchased from iTunes meaning that making the transition from iTunes to Amazon MP3 as painless a process as possible.
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Your move, Apple.
Rumors have been abound for months that Apple will shortly release their own streaming service using cloud technologies but they have been unable to make the necessary inroads with the major record labels.
At the upcoming WWDC event in June, Apple will be showcasing the future of iOS and Mac OS X where it is expected they will be wowing attendees with demonstrations of their cloud-centric technologies.