Apple at is annual developer conference debuted new software and hardware products. Among several announcements at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) on Tuesday, the company included a price drop for its 2TB iCloud storage plan.
Apple has cut the cost of its 2TB iCloud storage plan in half to just $9.99 from $19.99 a month. This new plan replaces the now ‘non-existent’ 1TB plan. Pricing for Apple’s 50GB and 200GB iCloud storage plans however, remains unchanged and free storage on iCloud is only a mere 5GB for now.
The new iCloud storage plan is listed on Apple’s official website. In the US, the pricing tier is listed as follows- 50GB iCloud data storage at $0.99 per month, 200GB data storage at $2.99, and 2TB for $9.99. With the US prices, similar changes have been made in countries where iCloud storage is available. In India, the 50GB of monthly iCloud data storage is priced at Rs 65. The 200GB data storage plan cost Rs.190 per month while the 2TB iCloud storage plan is priced at Rs. 650.
Apple is also giving an option (via MacRumours) to share a 200GB or 2TB iCloud storage with family users. Moreover, the Cupertino tech company also announced that family members using iCloud Family Sharing together will be able to split a single subscription for iCloud storage. The storage space can be used across all members in the family on iOS 11, macOS Sierra.
Compared to its competitors, Apple 2TB monthly iCloud storage plan looks a better deal given that Google Drive and Dropbox charges similar $9.99 price but offers only 1TB of storage. However, Microsoft’s OneDrive is slightly cheap for 1TB of storage which costs $6.99 a month.
The 2TB Plan at the new price point is now available and for those who have purchased a 1TB monthly plan before June 5, 2017, Apple says that their account will be automatically upgraded to a 2TB monthly plan.