Apple Upgrading Existing iCloud Subscribers to More Affordable Plans

Just a day after unveiling new pricing for iCloud, Apple has begun emailing existing iCloud subscribers to notify them that the company is upgrading their accounts to the new price points and will be refunding them the difference. However, users will be allowed to keep the same storage sizes.

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For example, a user subscribed to the 25 GB plan, which is no longer an option under the new iCloud pricing, will have their price reduced from $40 a year to $11.99 a year. The discounted price is in line with the new $0.99 a month price for 20 GB, although established iCloud customers do get an extra 5 GB. However, once a user changes their plan away from "legacy plans" like the 25 GB, they cannot return to them.

Apple says the new price points are in effect due to iCloud Drive, which lets users store and access data from any of their devices. The launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will see the launch of iCloud Drive this fall.

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Top Rated Comments

Tankmaze Avatar
128 months ago
Prorated refund, thats the right thing to do. Awesome.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
larrylaffer Avatar
128 months ago
Probably not considering that YOU CHANGED...

Reading comprehension? :mad:
Ignoring the childish predicate to your comment, I would point out that the new plan (0.99 x 12) costs less than my old plan. Therefore, I should be due a prorated price.

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Why on earth would you change away from your old plan if you still had time left on it that you paid for? Maybe think things through?
Because the new one costs less, and I assumed I would get a refund for the unused portion of the old plan at some point.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lotzosushi Avatar
128 months ago
Nice move, though in this day they really should just give everyone at LEAST a 20GB free minimum...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spyguy10709 Avatar
128 months ago
I already changed from the old 15GB plan to the new 20GB plan earlier today. I hope I get included in this.

Probably not considering that YOU CHANGED...

Reading comprehension? :mad:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eduardo1971 Avatar
128 months ago
Awesome!

Thanks Apple!!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lk400 Avatar
128 months ago
Ignoring the childish predicate to your comment, I would point out that the new plan (0.99 x 12) costs less than my old plan. Therefore, I should be due a prorated price.

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Because the new one costs less, and I assumed I would get a refund for the unused portion of the old plan at some point.

You do not deserve the harsh comments you have received. It was a logical thing to do. I hope you get some refund.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)