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In addition to all of the other big announcements Apple made during its WWDC keynote today, the company unveiled some significant iCloud changes. The service now has a Dropbox-like front end called iCloud Drive that allows you to access your files across all of your devices.

And that’s not all. Apple also announced some much needed new storage tiers for iCloud that will allow you to store more things in the cloud, for cheaper. Unfortunately, the free tier stays the same at 5GB, but users can now get 20GB of iCloud storage for just $0.99 per month…

Additionally, users can get 200 GB of storage for $3.99 per month, and Apple says that it will eventually have tiers up to 1TB, but it doesn’t have any pricing information on that yet. iCloud still has a way to go to prove itself as a viable storage service, but at least these prices bring in more in line with the competition.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    I hope 1tb isn’t expensive. Of course since it’s Apple it probably is… *sigh* 🙁

    • Rock Lee

      how can you say that when you see that 20GB is 99 cents a month and 200GB is just 4 dollars…..

      1TB will definitely not be expensive. They want it to be a succes and have a lot of users for it to grow in Apple’s ecosystem. I think 1TB will be around 14,99-19,99 a month

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I can say that because history shows us that Apple products are expensive. If it isn’t then great! For the record I hope it isn’t expensive I’m just saying it probably is since if it isn’t why not mention it? If Apple could offer 1tb of storage at an affordable price don’t you think that would be something worth mentioning in the Keynote?

      • Rock Lee

        History shows you that… but the present shows you that Apple has decent prices for cloud storage.

        They don’t say it because they haven’t established a price point yet. Chances are Apple will introduce it at a later point. Why mention a price for something you will nog launch yet. It will only upset people who think it’s too expensive. And you can’t increase the price later on when you find out people think it’s very cheap. Apple wants to hit the sweet spot. For that they need to sell the 200GB versions first.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Well I hope you’re right since I’d hate for it to be insanely expensive. iCloud Drive sounds like the best thing since sliced bread. Even more so if it integrates (or if Apple has plans to integrate it) with the iCloud website…

      • Rock Lee

        for the time being, I’ll have me some 200GB :p

      • Rowan09

        Me too.

      • Dean Johnson

        I don’t think it will be very expensive, since they try to make a lot of services free: first 5 gigs iCloud free, free software updates etc

  • Eric M

    I love Dropbox but I think its time they give us some more competitive prices

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    They should have increased the free storage

    • jack

      they gotta compensate for free OSX and iWork

      • Merman123

        I don’t think apple was making much for either of those. Especially not iWork.

      • Matt Taylor

        Wasn’t free for me 🙁

    • Rowan09

      Why it’s $48 for a year with 205GB? It use to be $40 for 25GB and $100 for 55GB, so I think they did a huge improvement and gave better prices.

  • Derek

    What happens to existing subscribers and/or subscribers that only recently upgraded? That is the biggest question that I don’t see any of the various websites addressing.

    • Yodes

      They aren’t addressing it because at this point no one knows what will happen to current subscribers.

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Why invent something new when you can copy the idea from others.

    • Senthet

      Samsung does not look so bad anymore. Apple equal Pathetic

  • Luis B.

    When will these new prices take effect? Still seeing $19.99 for 15gb.

  • Dan

    still more expensive than Google (100GB for 1.99$/month), but better than before.

  • marc iton

    What is not faire it’s when you have an iPhone, an iPad and a Mac you only have 5GB … it should be at least 15GB … but I guess that 200GB pack will be ok

  • Jiří Málek

    I hope it’s not gonna be as always.. $1 = 1 €… After a year it would cost half more than in dollars. 🙁