iCloud storage tiers now bigger, more affordable

Apple is now making iCloud more affordable given that the cloud storage will now be more heavily relied upon with the new Photos app for iOS and soon for the Mac. At WWDC, Apple is saying that the first 5 GB will be free for all users. Those who need more cloud storage can buy 20 GB for $0.99 per month or 200 GB for $3.99 per month. Tiers will be available for up to 1 TB of storage.

Apple has not yet announced tier pricing beyond 200 GB, but the added storage should be welcomed for those who use iCloud Drive and for photographers to back up and synchronize their photos.

For comparison, Apple competitor rival Google is also offering cloud storage through Google Drive. Users have 15 GB to start with and those who need more can buy 100 GB for $1.99 per month and 1 TB costs $9.99 monthly. Going up to 30 TB on Google Drive will cost you $299.99 per month.

Chuong H Nguyen