Apple's New iCloud Pricing Announced: 20GB for $0.99, 200GB for $3.99 and 1TB for $19.99

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Following today's media event that saw Apple unveil both the Apple Watch and two new versions of the iPhone 6, the company has updated its website to provide additional information on its iCloud pricing, ahead of the launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

Apple has a new range of iCloud Storage Plans available with prices that are highly competitive with other cloud storage companies. Customers will continue to get 5GB of storage for free, with 20GB available for $0.99 per month.

200GB of storage costs $3.99 per month, and 500GB is $9.99 per month. Apple's top tier storage, 1TB, costs just $19.99 per month, slightly more than Dropbox's new $9.99/month price for 1TB storage.

The launch of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will see the official debut of iCloud Drive, Apple's new cloud storage initiative. With iCloud Drive, users can store any type of document, including presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and more, and then access them from any iOS device, Mac, or PC.

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mmomega

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I currently have the 50GB plan. I wonder if that equates to the 500GB for current customers if you've already paid?
If so I may just upgrade to the 1TB and call it a day
 

jayducharme

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This is becoming more attractive. But I still say that Apple should offer 5 gb of storage free for each Apple device you purchase, not 5 gb total for your account. I have both an iPhone and an iPad, but have to choose which one to back up with iCloud. That means buying more than one mobile Apple device carries a hidden "tax" if you want cloud backups for all of them.
 

5t3f4n

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I don't have an issue with the base storage being 5GB.

What bothers me, however, is that someone who finds an iPhone 4 on the ground and sets up iCloud on it gets 5GB while someone who buys a Mac Pro, a 15" retina MacBook Pro and an iPad Air also gets 5GB in total (if they use the same Apple ID).

They should reward loyal users and discourage using multiple IDs.
 

note235

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Is there a way to say 500gb for one account and share it between multiple devices?
 

ladytonya

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I pay $20/year for 10 GB so I have a total of 15 and iTunes just charged my yearly fee a few weeks ago. For only $12/year I could have 20GB? I hope they upgrade current customers to an equivalent storage amount!
 

jeremysteele

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Sweet - now I can have 1TB of my home-made "private files" leak out. Thanks Apple iCloud! :rolleyes:


I'm kidding, of course.
 

nagromme

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You're not paying for raw storage/bandwidth alone; you're paying for storage AND the services and functionality that USE that storage. By which measure, there is no identical service out there to compare with iCloud.

Depending on your needs, and which features of each you'd actually use, one service may be better than another. And they all work on iOS, and iOS 8 brings new features that can benefit them all--not just Apple's in-house offering. Choice and extensibility are good!

For me: iCloud at 99 cents sounds pretty good. Plus Dropbox (free) for the things it does best that already work well for me. Maybe I'll drop Dropbox, but I'm in no hurry.
 

screensaver400

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They should offer yearly discounts.. makes so much more sense.
These are annual prices, just listed and charged in terms of months. Does anyone really buy more cloud storage for just a month or two, but could be enticed to subscribe for a year with an annual discount?