Apple's iCloud just got cheaper

In the battle for cheaper Cloud offerings, iCloud doesn’t want to get left behind
Apple's iCloud just got cheaper

While Apple was busily launching the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, it did some tinkering to its cloud offering, too.

The multi-national iDevices maker has updated its website, revealing that it's slashed the pricing of iCloud. MacRumors first spotted the news, which comes off the back of Apple’s announcement that its Cloud service will soon get a boost with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

The updated pricing model is an improvement over the previous deal considering that anyone who owns an Apple device puts his or her documents, music, pictures, and apps up on this service.

So what do you have to fork out for iCloud now, you ask? You’ll still get 5GB of storage for free just like you did before, but you can now buy an extra 20GB of storage for US$0.99 (RM3) a month, or US$11.88 (RM38) per year. 

Cloud wars

Apple's iCloud just got cheaper

US$3.99 (RM13) a month or $47.88 (RM153) per year will get you 200GB of storage space, US$9.99 (RM32) per month gives you 500GB, and its top-tier storage, 1TB, will cost you US$19.99 (RM64) a month.

Although it's a change for the better, there are some very competitive offerings from other Cloud service providers.

Here’s why – for one, Apple’s free storage plan sits at only 5GB and when you compare it with what other players have to offer, Google and Microsoft are way more charitable with their 15GB gratis offering.

And if you compare prices, Google charges US$10 (RM32) monthly for 1TB  cheaper than Apple’s US$20 (RM64)  and also has a mid-range 100GB option which Apple lacks. Even Dropbox is ahead of the game with its recently revised US$9.99 (RM32) per month offering for 1TB of storage.

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[Sources: Engadget and Mashable