Thoughts on Apple Tax for cloud storage?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Dezryth, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Dezryth, Dec 9, 2014
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    Dezryth macrumors member

    Dezryth

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    I think Apple's pricing structure for cloud storage is ridiculous compared to its competition. Especially since people seem to have more frustrations using it as Apple's service goes through it's growing pains.

    What do you think? I understand charging more for hardware but you'd think they'd reward their users with cheaper or at least competitive storage options seeing as we're already obviously in their ecosystem. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth and seems more like they're taking advantage of their users.

    Example:
    Google Drive is $24 for 100GB a year
    iCloud is $48 for 200GB a year and do not offer an option between 20GB and 200GB. Uh. Why not?

    What do you think?
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I think you are working really hard to make Apple look bad (given that they charge the same rate as Google) and not succeeding.

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  3. Dezryth thread starter macrumors member

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    Eh the old pricing scheme I was looking at had storage costing 4x as much, but their new pricing structure is a lot better.

    Still, in my case, and I imagine most others' cases, their structure would have me paying for way more space than I'd actually be utilizing. Makes no sense to me. From 20GB to 200GB? There should really be a tier in between.

    I am not trying to make Apple look bad. Just bringing up an opinion. No matter how many people think Apple nickels and dimes it's users obviously doesn't change the overall opinion of the company.
     
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Well call me cynical, but when you lead with "Apple Tax" it is hard to consider your question impartial.

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  5. Dezryth thread starter macrumors member

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    Why the hell isn't the pricing in $/GB/month? ... That's what I think.
     
  7. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Problem with Google is that there's no option in between 100gb and 1TB. So for someone like me who has 150ishGB photo library then apple is the better option (for now).
     
  8. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Could be worse. Dropbox, for example, doesn't offer any option between 2GB (free) and 1TB ($120/year).
     

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