iCloud Could Be Free For A Time, Then Cost $25 A Year

Alex Pham at the LA Times writes that the new iCloud service could be free for iTunes users for the time being and eventually cost about $25. His sources are nebulous here, but it seems like a fair assessment of future pricing for iCloud.

If I were Rdio and Spotify I’d get ready to drop prices and grab market share. With iTunes becoming a dominant player in the “play music anywhere” market, they could soon be in dire straits and could really use a little help from their friends in order to continue being sharp dressed men (and women). They’d have to be riding a crazy train to not think Apple is about to eat their rich CEOs.