Apple introduces new 2 TB iCloud storage tier ahead of Sept. 7 event

Just a week ahead of this year's September iPhone launch event, Apple quietly introduced a new iCloud storage tier that grants users 2 TB of space for $19.99 a month. The new offer hasn't changed anything else down the cloud storage line, with the previous top tier of 1TB costing $9.99 a month, and the lowest — 50GB — still going for $0.99. The default free storage amount for all users remains at 5 GB.

The introduction of a bigger storage tier makes sense for a couple of reasons. Rumors have it that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will bring substantial improvements in the camera department — including a dual-lens shooter for the bigger model — that may result in larger file sizes for photos, and consequently, in more storage-needy users. More importantly, however, Apple has also announced a new desktop syncing feature for macOS Sierra, that will automatically synchronize files stored on the desktop and in the Documents folder of a Mac, across all associated devices. This could inevitably lead to the need for larger iCloud storage space for users that are more invested in the Apple ecosystem.

The iPhone 7 launch event is going to be held on September 7th, and, aside from handsets, we also expect to see the launch of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and a possible announcement of the next generation of Apple Watch wearables.


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11 Comments

1. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Apple charges that much per month! My condolences to the one who buys that. Onedrive and Dropbox are much better.

2. Swiff

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

And Google photo can store unlimited amount of storage for free.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

And iOS users can use it too!!!

3. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

APPLE STORAGE TAX

4. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

What a joke from apple to charge their user for using a service that completely lack of security and had been a subject to numerous fapping incident..

6. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

"The fappening" I believe is what it was called.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Except, googles cloud was also half the story that for some damn reason every android troll alludes. Most celebrities use iPhones (even if they're given free samsungs). But Google cloud was also compromised exactly the same way as iCloud - emails were sent out fishing for info and users gave it up - tada!!!!

5. kasemapiwat

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

This is unbelievable. This company still rip off even with storage. Am just wonder why we have to pay a lot for icloud.? Meanwhile we have other option.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Um iOS users have all other options including googles cloud. Geez...

7. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lower the price on the 200gb to $2 a month and then we're talking.

11. AlikMalix unregistered

No, I got it! If they lower the price of 200gb to $1 a month that would be even more better...

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