Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New iCloud Pricing

Like Dropbox, Apple has reduced its cloud pricing:

Customers will continue to get 5GB of storage for free, with 20GB available for $0.99 per month. 200GB of storage costs $3.99 per month, and 500GB is $9.99 per month. Apple’s top tier storage, 1TB, costs just $19.99 per month, slightly more than Dropbox’s new $9.99/month price for 1TB storage.

(Is 2x really “slightly”?)

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I woder who will pay that price.

Does anyone remember cloud stooge prices from just a year ago?

Who will pay it? Anyone that needs it. If you don't need it, don't pay for it? If you have many iOS devices and/or very large photo libraries then pay for it. Photostream never counted against your storage, but I can't see that happening when your entire high resolution library sits in iCloud.

Is $20 a month for 1 TB of cloud storage really so bad? How spoiled are we by $0.99 apps that we are looking to pay nothing for everything nowadays? $20 a month is what? 3 or 4 lattes?

iCloud provides value to me beyond simple "dumb" cloud storage in how it seamlessly integrates into Apple services from iPad backups, to iCloud Drive, to documents in the cloud to the coming Photos app. I don't need the 1 TB option, but will likely get the 500 GB option for my wife and the 200 GB option for myself.

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