Apple slashes top-tier iCloud storage price in half

The last time when Apple revised its iCloud storage offerings was a week before the iPhone 7 launch event last September, when a new 2TB tier was introduced. Now, right after WWDC 2017, Cupertino cut the price of this option in half – from $19.99 to $9.99 per month. Another change that was quietly made: the company has removed the 10-dollar 1TB storage tier. 

If you purchased a 1TB monthly plan before June 5, 2017, your account was upgraded automatically to a 2TB monthly plan.

So in short, here's how all of iCloud's tiers currently stand in terms of storage and pricing:

  • 5GB: free of charge (unchanged)
  • 50GB: $0.99 per month (unchanged)
  • 200GB: $2.99 per month (unchanged)
  • 2TB: $9.99 per month (down from $19.99)

How does iCloud stack against the alternatives?  Google Drive, for example, still looks like a great deal in the low tier. Just $1.99 per month gets you 100GB of storage, with unlimited space for photos that does not count towards that limit. Heavy users, on the other hand, might be better off with iCloud, as Google's $9.99 tier gets them "just" 1TB of space instead of iCloud's 2TB. 

Dropbox is looking like a tougher sell. It offers 1TB of cloud storage for $9.99 monthly, with no cheaper plans available.

Microsoft's OneDrive is worthy of consideration. For $6.99 per month, you get not only 1TB of cloud storage space, but also access to the Office 365 suite of productivity applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

source: Apple via MacRumors



1. Nopers unregistered

And doubled the capacity. 2TB for $10 is pretty good.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The capacity has been doubled for the price. Both haven't occured simultaneously

3. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Unless I'm reading your comment wrong the price for 2tb went down too. It basically replaced the 1 tb pricing.

5. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Wow, cloud storage is becoming cheaper every day, I remember when 1TB was priced at $99.99, now you get 50GB at $0.99. It's insane, I like where the future is going :)

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.