Apple Alerts iCloud Users of Pricing Changes
Apple started to alert iCloud users about the pricing changes that it originally announced at its iPhone event last week. The company is sending emails informing users that their storage will be increasing for the same monthly price they were paying before.
The new pricing structure does away with some smaller storage options, offering just three tiers with the following prices,
Note: The price listed here are for U.S. For you country visit the iCloud support page
- 50 GB - $0.99/month
- 200 GB - $2.99/month
- 1 TB - $9.99/month
When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5 GB of free storage. If you need more storage, you can upgrade to a larger storage plan. This should end up as a net positive for any users that happened to be on the 20GB or 500GB plans previously, as the 50GB option is now available at just under a dollar.
Unless you wish to change your plan, you will not have to do a thing. Your plan will automatically renew on your next billing date with the new storage options.
You can upgrade your iCloud storage from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, and you can choose a total of 50 GB, 200 GB, or 1 TB. After you upgrade, Apple will bill you monthly. If you purchased a monthly plan before September 16, 2015, your account was upgraded automatically. If you are currently on an annual plan, you will continue to renew annually at that rate. If you select a new monthly plan, your annual plan will not be available to you.
Apple has also updated their iCloud pricing support page to reflect the changes. If you would like to check out specific pricing for your region you can visit the iCloud support page for prices in your local currencies.