New iCloud Pricing Upgrades Storage Space at No Additional Cost
If you are using iCloud on your iPhone / iPad to store photos, videos, contacts, documents, and safely backup all other important files…
Then you will love this new update:
Apple has announced a new iCloud pricing for all the new and old iOS customers.
You will get more storage space for a far lesser price as we see in this table below. First table shows the old iCloud pricing while the second table is the new iCloud pricing.
- 5 GB: Free
- 20 GB: $0.99
- 200 GB: $3.99
- 500 GB: $9.99
- 1 TB: $19.99
- 5 GB: Free
- 50 GB: $0.99
- 200 GB: $2.99
- 500 GB: Unavailable
- 1 TB: $9.99
Apple has removed the 500 GB iCloud storage option from the new pplan. And what if you had this plan?
In that case, you will be automatically upgraded to the next higher plan – which is 1 terabyte in this case.
Similarly, if you were on 20 GB iCloud plan, paying 99 cents every month… then Apple will change your plan from 20 GB to 50 GB at no additional cost.
In other words: You will be paying the same money for extra storage.
Free iCloud Storage Remains Unchanged!
Free iCloud plan, however, remains the same. While 5GB is good enough, we expected more from Apple this year. At least 10 GB free plan is required.
Availability: As per our info, new iCloud pricing will be visible in your devices after September 25th. By default, new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will get this pricing as they are new devices with iOS 9 pre-installed.
Refund: Last year, Apple refunded excess money while upgrading iCloud plans for existing users. This happens when the plans are changed.
This year, however, the iCloud pricing is almost the same for every plan – except for 200 GB. So if you have subscribed for the 200 GB plan, expect a refund email from Apple.
Competition: If we look from another angle, services like Google Drive and Dropbox have created massive competition. And then we have OneDrive’s 1 TB space available for only $10 per month with five free copies of Office 365.
Yet, because iCloud is tightly integrated with the iOS operating system, this new pricing is a welcome change.