I have now filled up my 5 gigs of free iCloud and all 16 gigs of iPhone storage (10 of which are pics/vids). All of these pics and vids are of my newborn daughter and I want to keep them for all time. My wife and I are open to the idea of buying more iCloud backup storage, for example, the 50 gigs for $100 a year. My question is, if we buy the 55 gigs of iCloud storage, can we only use 16 gigs? As I currently understand, the iCloud iPhone backup is an exact 1-to-1 copy of your iPhone.. an add on your phone is an add on the cloud backup and a delete is a delete on both... thus you would never use more then your iPhone's storage size. Other options we are throwing around is paid Dropbox and external HDD storage. We would much rather store offsite incase of a disaster like fire or weather. Please help us understand the iCloud storage Thanks!