Apple Reduces Prices of iCloud Storage Plans

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller today announced that iCloud storage plans have been reduced in price. 5GB of iCloud storage remains free, while paid upgrades include 50GB for 99 cents per month, 200GB for $2.99 per month and 1TB for $9.99 per month. Prices in other countries may vary based on currency exchange rates.

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Apple's old iCloud storage plan pricing tiers were as follows:
  • 5GB: Free
  • 20GB: $0.99/month
  • 200GB: $3.99/month
  • 500GB: $9.99/month
  • 1TB: $19.99/month
Apple's new iCloud storage plans are priced more competitively against other cloud storage services such as Google Drive, which also offers 1TB of storage for $9.99 per month. Microsoft OneDrive remains cheaper, however, offering 1TB of storage and an Office 365 subscription for $6.99 per month.



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9 months ago
Meh, why not 10GB free? :(
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9 months ago
When will they allow us to purchase iCloud storage to share across a family plan!?
Rating: 14 Votes
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9 months ago
Yea but when do the new tiers go live though? I'm ready to downgrade to 50GB now, but the old tiers are still showing.
Rating: 12 Votes
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9 months ago
I have to say the 99 cents is a steal.
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9 months ago
If you want to impress me grant an extra 5 gig per apple device to reward your loyal customers or at least increase the 5 gig to 20 gig.
Rating: 9 Votes
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9 months ago

One dollar a month is not a lot of money, in my opinion. It may be too pricey for you but, for many people, it will fit nicely with their current needs.

There is a lot of entitlement attitude in this thread. And in my opinion, that is more of a problem than the previous pricing scale. Apple doesn't owe us anything. Once people stop expecting free at someone else's expense, perspective comes back into focus.


I don't understand how you call it entitlement. It's merely people complaining that nearly all other companies/competitors that offer such cloud storage do so for much less.
Rating: 7 Votes
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9 months ago
Would it have killed them to bump the free tier at least? Even to something like 20GB?
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9 months ago

Would it have killed them to bump the free tier at least? Even to something like 20GB?


Financially, maybe.

Even though 99 cents is nothing, I still balk at upgrading my memory because I feel it's an insult, I haven't backup up my iPhone in months lol. With competitors offering MUCH more free storage, and with Apple's immense profit margins on hardware I just find it hard to believe (well not really) that they want to chisel another 99cents/month out of me. For gods sake take care of your loyal consumers and give them 20gb like everyone else does.
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9 months ago
The free GB account should equal at least half the size of the product you purchase. So my 64GB iPhone 6 should give me 32GB free storage. Come on!
Rating: 6 Votes
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9 months ago
still expensive compared to competitors
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