Apple Adds New 2TB iCloud Storage Tier for $19.99 Per Month

Apple today quietly added a new iCloud storage tier, offering customers 2TB of data storage space at a price of $19.99 per month in the United States. Apple now offers four iCloud storage tiers at prices that start at $0.99.

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The new 2TB iCloud storage option comes just over a week ahead of the company's September 7 event, where new versions of the iPhone and Apple Watch are expected to debut alongside new operating system updates.

Rumors have suggested camera improvements could be one of the features coming to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and that could be one of the reasons Apple is introducing more storage space. A dual-lens camera, as is rumored for the iPhone 7 Plus, could potentially produce images that are larger, resulting in customers who need more space to store their photos and other files.

We've also heard rumors that the high-end iPhone models could offer up to 256GB of storage (perhaps limited to the iPhone 7 Plus), which could be another factor leading to Apple's decision to increase available iCloud storage space.

Perhaps the biggest reason for the jump in iCloud space is a new desktop syncing feature coming to macOS Sierra. In the new operating system, all files stored on the desktop or in the Documents folder of a Mac are automatically uploaded to iCloud to make them available across a wide range of devices.

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Top Rated Comments

DTphonehome Avatar
103 months ago
Would be nice if they dropped prices on lower tiers. Or allow families to share a large data bucket.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
larrylaffer Avatar
103 months ago
Can I just buy 2 1TB tiers and save that extra penny? :)
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cougarcat Avatar
103 months ago
Darn, I was hoping they'd upgrade the free tier at the event.

Apple should really give you storage depending on your devices. Have a 64 GB iPhone? You have 64 GB of storage. Have a 256 GB MBP too? You have 330 GB.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Richardgm Avatar
103 months ago
While I have 3 iDevices and have a paltry 5GB to back them all up
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cylack Avatar
103 months ago
1 TB at $4.99 would hit the spot
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phil A. Avatar
103 months ago
50 GB for free, and the whole world would applaud Apple.
Not the whole world - you can guarantee that there'd still be people moaning on Macrumors...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)