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
     
  2. meboy, Mar 27, 2018
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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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    In another news: Apple increases free iCloud storage for everyone else to 6GB
     
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    Will this also be available to third level students? Perhaps through the UniDays website just like how Apple Music confirms if one is actually a student?
     
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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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    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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    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

    People with 200GB of photos?
     
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    200GB for free is very nice! I wonder when they are going to offer higher free iCloud storage to regular users; 5GB is kinda silly.
     
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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!
     
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    Anyone storing all their stuff there, stoopid! :)
     
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    32GB and 128GB
     
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    This FUD-filled post didn’t age well and it’s only been ten minutes. Storage options are 32GB and 128GB.
     
  16. 31 Flavas, Mar 27, 2018
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    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

     
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    This should be any student provided you can provide documentation or a school email address.
     
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    I use Google Docs, they give unlimited data for docs
     
  19. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Too bad, looks like my .edu Apple ID won't apply.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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.
     
  23. 31 Flavas, Mar 27, 2018
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    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.
     
  24. Mr. Heckles, Mar 27, 2018
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    I still can’t believe they still have 5GB for everyone. If it was 5GB for every Apple device I own, ok, but not 5GB total. I have 50GB for $0.99 and that’s a good price, but this free 5GB needs to at least double.
     
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    Time for Apple to learn from Microsoft students are not the only who use iCloud.
     

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