Apple quietly announces great news about iCloud storage
Apple just changed how much you’ll have to shell out for extra cloud storage — and in a good way.
One of the many announcements at Apple’s annual developers conference, WWDC, was new iCloud pricing and a family plan.
The first big change is the elimination of 1TB storage. Instead you can buy 2TB for $9.99 per month — that’s what the 1TB cost before the changes. Other storage options are 50GB for 99 cents per month or 200GB for $2.99 per month.
You still only get 5GB of free storage when you sign up though — sorry.
The saddest thing is iCloud still comes with 5GB free storage
— Justin Lin (@justinseinlin) June 6, 2017
But now you can get double the space for the same 10 bucks. If you already were on the 1TB plan you’ll get automatically upgraded to the biggest plan.
Mashable chief tech correspondent Lance Ulanoff had anticipated a pricing change in his WWDC preview, “I also hope Apple further lowers the price of iCloud storage to make it more attractive for businesses and individuals.”
So here we are.
People seem most pumped about the iCloud Family Sharing plan. Everyone can split just one storage plan in iOS11 and macOS High Sierra.
Family iCloud Storage is a smart move by Apple
— Leonard (@leothelion96) June 6, 2017
iCloud family storage plan!!!
— John Tracy (@johntracy) June 6, 2017
The new pricing is is already available on all iOS devices. So if you need more space, go get it.