New Perk Gives Apple Employees 50GB of iCloud Storage

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Apple has introduced a new perk for Apple employees, giving them a free 50GB upgrade to their iCloud storage -- a $100/year value. This is similar to the free MobileMe subscription that employees received until last year when iCloud replaced that service. The standard iCloud account includes 5GB of storage.




Earlier this year Apple employees were granted a new discount on Apple hardware, offering employees $500 off a Mac (excluding the Mac mini) or $250 off an iPad -- and that discount was recently extended to the Retina MacBook Pro as well.

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q64ceo

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Without iDisk, what really is the point of having more than 5GB?

Unless you are a photofreak there is no way you are gonna hit even close to the limit
 

haruhiko

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Without iDisk, what really is the point of having more than 5GB?

Unless you are a photofreak there is no way you are gonna hit even close to the limit
iCloud back up for my iPhone and iPad uses about 18GB
 

ls1dreams

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This is probably a bad idea just because apple employees are going to forget what a PITA it is to try to sync only partial apps and not really know what's backed up.

I personally use iCloud only to sync contacts, and manage everything else in iTunes.
 

MacUser5

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Apple employees will love this. Another 50GB will really help out with paying the bills.
 

Summersify

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You know, I can't help but think that they're getting rid of employees and as a result saving their money, and then giving all of these perks to the remaining employees, which is losing them money in a way (normally the employee would have to pay full price for the Macs/iCloud storage). Can they not just keep all the employees and not offer them highly discounted Macs etc?
 

mnsportsgeek

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Can someone explain to me why the Apple employees feel entitled to "perks"? Are they not being paid to do their job? I don't understand why people feel entitled to freebies nowadays. They already get a very generous discount. I guess it's just the world we live in.