Even when it was first unveiled, iCloud storage was expensive, and as companies like Dropbox and Google Drive have dropped the prices of their offering.
But an update to Apple’s iCloud webpage suggests that’s about to change. The company is radically dropping the price of iCloud Storage, starting at just $0.99 a month for 20GB of storage.
As before, customers will continue to get 5GB of storage for free. But upgrade to 20GB of additional storage and it’s just $0.99 per month. 200GB of storage will cost you $3.99 per month, 500GB $9.99, and the 1TB plan costs $19.99 per month. For comparison, the top storage tier, 20GB, used to cost $40 per year.
Pretty competitive. Of course, it has to be. iOS 8 and OX Yosemite unveil a Dropbox-like service called iCloud Drive, where you can store files to sync across multiple platforms. For that to beat the competition, Apple needs to price it accordingly.
Sadly, at least here, the new iCloud storage pricing has yet to go live, meaning that you can’t actually buy more storage at these prices yet. Hopefully we’ll see that go live later today, though.