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Apple Reduces Prices of iCloud Storage Plans

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Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller today announced that iCloud storage plans have been reduced in price. 5GB of iCloud storage remains free, while paid upgrades include 50GB for 99 cents per month, 200GB for $2.99 per month and 1TB for $9.99 per month. Prices in other countries may vary based on currency exchange rates.


Apple's old iCloud storage plan pricing tiers were as follows:
5GB: Free
20GB: $0.99/month
200GB: $3.99/month
500GB: $9.99/month
1TB: $19.99/month
Apple's new iCloud storage plans are priced more competitively against other cloud storage services such as Google Drive, which also offers 1TB of storage for $9.99 per month. Microsoft OneDrive remains cheaper, however, offering 1TB of storage and an Office 365 subscription for $6.99 per month.

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jeffcdo

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I know this is "macrumors" but is OneDrive unlimited or not? I keep reading conflicting stories, even coming from Microsoft.
 

bdub786

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They still haven't updated the tiers on Apples website or in Settings>iCloud. Looking forward to the $0.99/mo. 50GB option...
 
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cariacou

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50GB is well priced.

can't comment on the others... Apple is the only company pricing cloud storage linearly (or close to)
 
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Slix

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This might finally make me want to start paying for iCloud storage so I can utilize iCloud Photos. But we'll see. 5 GB is still plenty for me for what I use it for.
 
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Trhodezy

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I know this is "macrumors" but is OneDrive unlimited or not? I keep reading conflicting stories, even coming from Microsoft.

Once you're a paying customer you can apply for unlimited (it's actually 10TB; apply for another 10TB when you reach the first) after a month or so of an active subscription.

I'm in the process of moving my entire hard drive (years of gig photos, movies I've created etc) to their servers. Amazing service and product. Cannot fault Microsoft on it.
 

bigjnyc

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I assume if you are a current 200gb subscriber you don't have to do anything and your next payment will just be 2.99 automatically. Anyone see anything about this anywhere?
 

ryanmcv

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I thought for sure they would increase the free storage space to at least 10GB. 5GB is just not enough with the increasing sizes of photos and application data. 99 cents for 50GB isn't a bad deal, but I really don't need that much space. 10 or 15GB to store my backups and photos would be perfect.
 

spinedoc77

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Would it have killed them to bump the free tier at least? Even to something like 20GB?

Financially, maybe.

Even though 99 cents is nothing, I still balk at upgrading my memory because I feel it's an insult, I haven't backup up my iPhone in months lol. With competitors offering MUCH more free storage, and with Apple's immense profit margins on hardware I just find it hard to believe (well not really) that they want to chisel another 99cents/month out of me. For gods sake take care of your loyal consumers and give them 20gb like everyone else does.
 
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