icloud drive price

Apple updated its iCloud website yesterday with additional information on its new iCloud storage plans. As of today, those storage plans are now live, allowing users to purchase additional iCloud storage of up to 1TB using the new pricing.

Of course, customers will continue to get 5GB of cloud storage for free, but Apple has dropped the pricing on the rest of its iCloud offerings ahead of the launch of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive. Keep reading for a quick rundown.

Users can now purchase 20GB of storage for $0.99 per month, 200GB for $3.99, 500GB for $9.99, and 1TB for $19.99. Upgrading is as easy as navigating to the Settings app on your iOS device, iCloud > Storage & Backup > Buy More Storage.

As we’ve said before, there are certainly cheaper options available, like Dropbox, which overs 1TB of storage for $9.99 per month. But folks looking for a more native solution, especially with iCloud Drive coming, will appreciate the new pricing.

Will you be upgrading your iCloud storage plan?

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  • Muney84

    Great! Should’ve been this way from the start.

  • asdlb4

    Double the cost of Dropbox. Figures Apple. That’s a tough sell. Dropbox services are pretty awesome.

    • Dan

      It depends, dropbox only offers 99$ for 1TB, but I don’t need 1 TB. In the end, 200 GB for 3.99$ a month will be cheaper for me.

  • cordell

    Google drive is better

    • BoardDWorld

      Copy is best

      • Everything is better with only 5 GB free. Come on, and they pretend we save our entirely iPhoto library in the cloud?

      • BoardDWorld

        Copy is 20GB free and integrates just as well as DropBox with OS X (not Yosemite yet) & iOS. On OS X Copy actually has better context menu options giving better access to your files and sharing.

  • Charles

    I just did 20Gb. I had 10gb for $20year so getting 20gb for $.99 a month is awesome

  • James Gunaca

    What about if we stay on our existing plans?

  • n0ahcruz3

    Im good with my Mega cloud storage 50gb free. And according to Dotcom its NSA free lol

  • Marcus

    I just bought 20GB of storage. I think this is going to officially replace my Dropbox. I’ll probably still use Google Drive and MEGA for a few things though…

    • Damian

      I am disappointed that the free 5gb is not added to the 20gb we pay for

      • pdrake007

        It is, you are paying for 15gb and the 5gb is added on… if you look at it that way

  • Unicorn Drank

    I got an email not long ago about my storage being upgraded to $44 for a year for the year 2015 for the 200GB tier. Cant complain about that.

  • James Gunaca

    Does Family Sharing apply here? I’d love to have both my wife and I’s backups under the same iCloud Backup using the 200GB option. I guess I would just have to login to iCloud on her device using my own Apple ID, huh?

  • Rasheed Alhimianee

    What I would like to know is would one be able to pay for this as an in-app purchase using an iTunes Gift Card.

  • Short answer: No.

    Long answer: iCloud not only making a backup of you device, it also store all your photos and you can store all documents automaticly.

  • onesimpleclik

    I can’t imagine storing 1TB on Cloud storage. What exactly are you storing?

    • Dan

      A collection of HD videos maybe?

      • onesimpleclik

        I guess, but it’s only feasible if you have the upload speed.

  • Dan

    I’ll upgrade as soon as the iCloud drive is available on windows. The 200GB is perfect for me and not available on Dropbox

  • Linton Findlay

    can beat 16gb free with dropbox, and 50 gb free with mega and box. will be interesting to see how much i use icloud drive though

  • The new pricing model is pretty good. I still wish they’d give you 5GB per device.

  • John Jones

    My friend had 15GB iCloud storage for 20$ a year – it was upgraded to 20GB at 10.99$ a year.

  • ze_rusty

    I will probably upgrade to $3.99 for 200 gigs plan. Any better plans around that much space?

  • GG

    I just got an update saying my 15gb of storage, for $20/year, was being automatically updated to 20gb of storage for $10.99/year. Why is it not $0.99/year?