“Yesterday Apple revealed the finalized pricing for its revamped iCloud plans, but at the time they weren’t available for purchase,” Mike Beasley reports for 9to5Mac. “Today the plans have officially gone live for all customers.”
With Apple’s iCloud Drive, you have the freedom to work with the document of your choice on the device of your choice. With iCloud Drive, you can safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud. Then access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.
To upload your files to iCloud, simply drag them into the iCloud Drive on your Mac running OS X Yosemite or PC running Windows 7 or later. Or start a new document using an iCloud-enabled app on your iOS device. Then you’ll be able to access those documents from all your devices.
Using iCloud Drive means you’ll always have access to the latest version of all your documents from any device. For example, you can start creating a presentation on your Mac at home, then make final edits and present it in class using your iPad. The changes you make along the way appear automatically on all your devices.
Your apps can now share files, which means you can access and work on the same file across multiple apps. For example, you can create a drawing in a sketching app, then open it in a painting app to color it in. Or create a chart in one app and place it in a slideshow using a presentation app. No more making copies or importing documents from one app to another. It’s a whole new level of collaboration between apps.
Apple’s new iCloud storage plans:
• 5GB – Free
• 20GB – $0.99/mo.
• 200GB – $3.99/mo.
• 500GB – $9.99/mo.
• 1TB – $19.99/mo.
iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad, or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars). Some features require iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]