“Some say Apple does not understand the cloud,” Bambi Brannan writes for Mac360. “Maybe so, maybe not, but the company has a few hundred million customers who rely on iCloud for online storage and sync.”
‘With the advent of iOS 9 and the new iPhone 6s line, Apple decided to get more competitive with iCloud’s pricing strategy,” Brannan writes. “5GB is still free, and probably sufficient for most people to use to sync their Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Reminders, keychain, and Safari bookmarks (and backup settings) but that’s about it.”
“If you’re using iCloud now and anything beyond the free 5GB plan, your monthly price tag went down,” Brannan writes. “I use the 200GB plan, so mine went down only a dollar; from $3.99 to $2.99, but the 1TB plan is competitive at $9.99 a month, a rate sufficient that I might consider putting all my Photos photos into sync storage.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We were able to downgrade some of our iCloud storage plans in certain situations (from the previous 500GB, not 1TB, to the current 200GB plan for $2.99/mo., but most of those setups will require an upgrade as they currently sit between 150GB and 190GB each. If you use iCloud storage beyond the free 5GB tier, what changed, if anything, for you?
Apple drops iCloud prices, matches or betters rivals’ storage services, but sticks with stingy 5GB of free space – September 18, 2015
Apple activates new iCloud storage plans, moves 500GB subscribers to 1TB – September 17, 2015