Given the current economic conditions on an international scale, the Cupertino-based tech firm has introduced some changes to its pricing policy. Reportedly, Apple has increased the price of iCloud storage in the United Kingdom and a few other countries. Well, this is possibly due to the changes in the exchange rates of foreign currency. However, the company has not changed the iCloud prices for US users.
As per recent pieces of information, the prices have been increased by 25% on a monthly basis. Similar changes have also been made in some other countries as well. In addition to the storage space for photos, documents, and other files, iCloud offers a few other features as well. These include the HomeKit Secure Video access and Private Relay.
The prices have been increased by 25%
The company provides 5 GB cloud storage for free to all Apple ID holders. Notably, the company has not changed this number since its inception. It was introduced back in 2011. On the other hand, the company has introduced three different iCloud+ paid plans. These include the 50 GB, 200 GB, and 2 TB tiers.
Before the changes, UK consumers were charged £0.79/mo for 50 GB, £2.49/mo for 200 GB, and £6.99/mo for 2 TB respectively. However, with the recent changes, the prices have now jumped to £0.99/mo for 50 GB, £2.99/mo for 200 GB, and £8.99/mo for 2 TB. It is an average increment of ~25%.
Besides the UK market, the prices have also been increased for users residing in Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. The Apple One package also includes access to iCloud storage. Prices for the Apple One have not changed yet, though. Additionally, in the autumn of last year, prices for all Apple services, including Apple Music, TV+, and Apple One, were increased globally.
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