Apple Increases Free iCloud Storage for Students to 200GB

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As part of its new suite of educational apps and experiences for children, Apple today announced that it is increasing the amount of free iCloud storage available to kids and teachers.

Instead of providing each student and teacher with the standard 5GB of free storage, Apple is now offering 200GB of storage at no additional cost.

Every student that has an Apple ID managed by a school will have access to 200GB of storage space for storing assignments, resources, and other documents in the cloud. The new storage space goes hand-in-hand with ClassKit and the Classwork app, which stores assignments in the cloud so students and teachers can access them anywhere.

This is not a program that's available to any student -- it is limited to students who have Apple IDs that were provided by their school.

Regular students and standard users of Apple devices will continue to be limited to 5GB of free storage space.

Article Link: Apple Increases Free iCloud Storage for Students to 200GB
 
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meboy

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You can bet the new iPad storage was left out of the specs for a reason. Together with this online storage I can guess...

What's it going to be? 8gb?
 
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How does it relate to Google Docs?

My kids use that Google, and I don't think have any storage constraints, of course they're only consuming a tiny amount. I suspect that will be the case for students using iCloud
 
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moo083

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I was really hoping when they announced that that they would also update the tiers for everyone (bump the 200 GB tier to 500 GB). Its a pretty crazy leap to go from 200 GB all the way to 2000 GB.
 
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itsmilo

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such cheap f. Unbelievable and inconvenient

At least make sure a backup fits in the cloud. You have no idea how many of my family members / friends don’t get it and r always like BUT I BOUGHT THE 128 GB IPHONE. HOW COULD I HAVE RUN OUT OF STORAGE????

people just disable it „cuz the warning is annoying“ and at the end and r left without a backup, which is dangerous

Who the hell needs 200gb of cloud
People with 200GB of photos?
 

31 Flavas

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And if you’re not a student or teacher, that’s your fault and here’s 5 lousy gigs- but thanks for buying the 256gb device!
You pay for your storage on google like you pay for your access to facebook. You are the product - not the customer.

You might want to read the full article - but here is a clip:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEC_FACEBOOK_DATA_COLLECTION

To get an idea of the data Facebook collects about you, just ask for it. You’ll get a file with every photo and comment you’ve posted, all the ads you’ve clicked on, stuff you’ve liked and searched for and everyone you’ve friended – and unfriended – over the years.

But activity isn’t limited to pages or posts you like, comments you make and your use of outside apps and websites. “If you start typing something and change your mind and delete it, Facebook keeps those and analyzes them too,” Zeynep Tufekci, a prominent techno-sociologist, said in a 2017 TED talk .

And, increasingly, Facebook tries to match what it knows about you with your offline data, purchased from data brokers or gathered in other ways. The more information it has, the fuller the picture of you it can offer to advertisers. It can infer things about you that you had no intention of sharing – anything from your ethnicity to personality traits, happiness and use of addictive substances, Tufekci said.
 
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How does it relate to Google Docs?

My kids use that Google, and I don't think have any storage constraints, of course they're only consuming a tiny amount. I suspect that will be the case for students using iCloud
I use Google Docs, they give unlimited data for docs
 

Ultramove69

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Google drive for education offers unlimited storage with a 5TB per individual file. 200GB for free is nice but in a climate where competition is hot it wouldn’t have been the worst thing ever to match this.
 

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I was really hoping when they announced that that they would also update the tiers for everyone (bump the 200 GB tier to 500 GB). Its a pretty crazy leap to go from 200 GB all the way to 2000 GB.
yes! I was on the original 500GB plan and was happy as im only using 250GB so the 200GB plan is to small. right now im on the 2TB plan thats far too big for my needs.
 

31 Flavas

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Who said I use Google products? I pay for my 200GB of iCloud like the rest of Apple’s customers who need a usable amount.
To me, you’re post and reply here seem to lead to you upset over this. I’m just pointing out you don’t get “free” storage on Google any less then you get a “free” account on Facebook.

So getting sour that you “need” to pay for storage with Apple to me is melodramatic - you’re a customer to Apple. Duh.

With Google and FB - they want you to post and share and email and search to mine your data - why would they put barriers in your way - you are the product.

Considering the well paying jobs they support and offices and networks they can build and millions in profit Google and FB make on top of that - seems like an obvious trade - sure they’ll give you unlimted storage or “free” accounts.
 
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