Just ahead of the launch of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and the launch of iCloud Drive, Apple has put in place new iCloud storage plans and pricing. Customers can continue to get 5GB of storage free, or can store up to 1TB for $19.99 per month.
20GB will run $0.99 per month, 200GB will go for $3.99 per month, and 500GB is $9.99 per month, and Apple’s top tier storage, 1TB, comes in at $19.99 per month, slightly more than Dropbox’s new $9.99/month price for 1TB storage.
As a comparison, competitors Dropbox and Google Drive offer $9.99 per month 1TB storage plans, while cloud storage provider MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud space for $2.50 per month, or $24.99 per year. Those services also have the added advantage of being device agnostic, so they’ll work with almost any popular platform on the market.
Apple’s iCloud Drive will have the advantage of being built-in to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, and that will most likely prove to be a valuable advantage for the Cupertino firm.
Apple’s new cloud storage initiative, “iCloud Drive,” will officially debut with the release of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. iCloud Drive will allow users to store any type of document, and access them from any iOS device, Mac or PC.