Apple reveals new iCloud pricing, but you still only get 5GB of space for free

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Dana Wollman
September 9th, 2014
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Apple reveals new iCloud pricing, but you still only get 5GB of space for free

It used to be that if you compared iCloud pricing to other online storage services, Apple didn't look so hot. (Twenty bucks a year for 10GB?! Bye, Felicia.) Now, in a bid to better compete with bigwigs like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, Apple is revising its iCloud plans so that they're a little more affordable. Now, 20GB costs 99 cents a month; 200GB costs $4; 500GB is $10; and 1TB is $20 a month. All told, that's an improvement -- at least compared to the Apple of years past. It must be noted, though, that the free storage plan still only includes 5GB of space -- a bit stingy considering Google and Microsoft both offer 15GB gratis. Also, as low as Apple's prices are compared to the olden days, Google's are still better: Google charges $10 a month for 1TB, not $20, and it also offers a more inexpensive 100GB option, which Apple doesn't do.

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