Apple just announced their new pricing for iCloud making them more competitive with other online backup “sharing” systems like DropBox, Google Drive, Carbonite, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix, Sync.com and numerous others technology companies.
The change in iCloud pricing, which now includes a family plan, was just one of the many announcements at Apple’s annual developers conference, WWDC.
The first big change in iCloud’s pricing is the elimination of its 1TB storage plan. Instead you can purchase 2TB for $9.99 per month — which was what the 1TB cost before the changes.
Other iCloud storage plans are now 50GB for 99 cents per month or 200GB for $2.99 per month.
Unfortunately Apple kept its “no-fee” storage size 5GB when you first sign up. That works for many people, but with data use and storage continuously increasing there will be continued moves toward paid larger backup plans like iCloud’s paid plans.