Apple's New iCloud Storage Plans Go Live, Monthly Prices at $0.99 for 20GB, $19.99 for 1TB

After yesterday's media event, Apple updated its website to provide additional information on its iCloud pricing ahead of the launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

As of today, the company's updated storage plans are live, allowing users to purchase iCloud storage upgrades using the new pricing scheme. While customers will continue to get 5GB of cloud storage for free, Apple has dropped the pricing on the rest of its storage lineup across the board.

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Users can now get 20GB of storage for $0.99 per month, 200GB of storage for $3.99 per month, 500GB of storage for $9.99 per month, and 1TB of storage for $19.99 per month. The iCloud upgrade options can be accessed in the Settings app under iCloud ---> Storage & Backup ---> Change Storage Plan.

The launch of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will see the official debut of iCloud Drive, Apple's new cloud storage initiative. With iCloud Drive, users can store any type of document, including presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and more, and then access them from any iOS device, Mac, or PC.

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Top Rated Comments

Windlasher Avatar
128 months ago
Ridiculous - I've got 50 GB for free on several services.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LAS.mac Avatar
128 months ago
Just curious, in which place a coffee costs $4?

Starbucks?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Menopause Avatar
128 months ago
200GB of integrated cloud storage at the price of a coffee every month is a nectar sweet deal for me! :apple:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpeeps Avatar
128 months ago
Ridiculous - I've got 50 GB for free on several services.

Where? So I can sign up.

At 12 bucks a year for 20GB and the iCloud Drive integration with Yosemite, I am most likely going to drop dropbox. Anything extra can be thrown to Google Drive.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nagromme Avatar
128 months ago
People act like you're paying for raw storage alone, not a complete suite of services. Then they make a false comparison to other services (each good for its own particular needs).

For unlimited storage--truly unlimited--you can pay $3–$5 a month for Backblaze. (Depending on coupons and contracts.) Seems like a great service.

But does it do the same things as iCloud? Or DropBox? No.

Comparing GB alone is an absurd half-picture when making such a decision. Look at all the services/features and look at your needs.

Free DropBox (occasionally) and free-or-.99 iCloud for me!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brownpaw Avatar
128 months ago
I'm on the "legacy" 15GB/$20/year plan. The text for upgrading to 20GB/$1/month makes it sound like there won't be a prorated refund or credit on what hasn't been used in the current plan, which for me expires in February. That's crappy. :confused:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)