Apple Drops 2TB iCloud Storage Price to $9.99, Eliminates 1TB Option

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    I'd go for the 200GB but a tier between 200 and 2TB would be a good to a lot of people
  2. Fabmac macrumors member


    Apr 5, 2017
    As servers and electricity is free forever , no?
    Google is a company who makes money while you use it.
    I prefer to pay one dollar and make sure I am not the product.
  3. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I would also question the people who say they need more storage all the time with photos and music, i bet 50% of that are duplicates, and u need to clean. Do u we have 6+ shots of every single photo?

    With 2TB at the same price as 1TB, how could i loose :)
  4. veidar45 macrumors newbie


    Oct 13, 2016
    Doesn't it only do it for images shot with a camera over 12 MP, i.e. higher resolution than the ones that the iPhone does?
  5. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    I would consider going all cloud, but 2 TB at $9.99 is not a good value if I only would need about 200-250 GB. if they had 1 TB at $4.99 or 500 GB for $3.99 or better yet lower the 2 TB to $4.99, I would consider it. At this point, I would feel like paying for 220 tv channels while only watching 5 of them.
  6. H1Supreme macrumors newbie


    Oct 31, 2016
    This is double Google's offering. Good for Apple.
  7. elmateo487 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    Unlimited pictures means they compress your photos. No thanks.
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    I didn't think it was possible to find someone that could find a complaint for 1TB at 9.99 to become 2TB at 9.99. But I think I found them.
  8. ackmondual macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2014
    U.S.A., Earth
    This ^^
    Even if they are going towards free in the future, they can make no small amount of chump change by to implementing something that takes little effort.
  9. strukt macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2012
    Is it possible to store things only in iCloud, and not sync them locally on your Macs hard drive? I know it kind of works with photos, but Apple decides how the storage is used.
  10. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

    Jul 23, 2012
    why would anyone need a file app or a filesystem in an iOS device, if you believe any Apple fan on here :D
  11. jeremiah256 macrumors 65816


    Aug 2, 2008
    Southern California
    Guilty as charged. I've got a thread I started where I said Apple wouldn't do it. Glad to be proven wrong.
  12. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    10 GB free is not too much to ask? I have parents and older relatives that have no clue or impetus in "buying storage" from Apple or DropBox. Apple should at least give these "basic people" 10GB to be able to back up the most important contents of their iPhones, etc. The iCloud "backup now" button on the iPhone makes it easy enough for them to do so. But the 5GB limitation is just terribly limiting.
  13. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

    Jul 23, 2012

    I have had on occasion needed access to files (on usb drive) without wanting to email/cloud storage them
  14. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I don't need 2TB but I have been taking digital photos since '99. I started my digital (MP3) music collection about '97.
  15. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

    Jul 23, 2012
    Keep in mind that photo file size has in creased over the years.
    I remember my photos starting it at a fraction of a MB and not with raw they are approx 25MB. So over 100 fold increase for me.

    Not all users are equal. My photo library is currently 130GB but only for a few reasons, I prune which takes a lot of time, something I needed to do because Apple puts measly sized ssd/hard drives in its laptops or expensive options (not the only reason). Video obviously takes a heap more storage.
  16. bkaus macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    I was able to enable the shared plan today. Running latest public beta of High Sierra.

    Settings -> iCloud -> Manage Family -> Apps & Services -> iCloud Storage

    One click and it was done. I don't see how to undo it though.

    Now sharing one 200gb plan instead of 4 50gb plans (mostly using 8-10gb) and one 200gb plan.
  17. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I did the same about a month ago now but had to go back to each device and downgrade them to the free tier. It did not do it on its own. I waited to see but paid for a month of storage for each device in addition to them being on the family plan. Keep an eye on the individual devices and see if they stop billing automatically.
  18. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    Pricing has actually INCREASED now in India.

    Previous Pricing:

    5GB - free
    50GB - ₹65 (rough equivalent to $1)
    200GB - ₹190 ($3 equivalent)
    2TB - ₹650 ($10 equivalent)

    New Pricing:

    5GB - free
    50GB - ₹75
    200GB - ₹220
    2TB - ₹750

    These prices are more in line with Euro which is roughly ₹76 today. I think Tim missed the moment where Modi and Trump hugged each other and called each other friends. :(

    Anyone from US please update pricing. Anyone from UK and Europe please update your pricing.
  19. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68030

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011

    Here you go
  20. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    Thank you!! Sure looks like the conversion rate matches more to Euro than the USD that it used to align with previously.
  21. freddiecable macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2003
    but the family sharing is not an option yet right? I can not find it...
  22. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68030

    MuGeN PoWeR

    Jun 29, 2011
    go to settings> tap on your name on top and then you should be able to see it i think!

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