Apple yesterday quietly announced a change to iCloud storage pricing, as the company eliminated its 1TB option, while slashing the price of its 2TB option by 50% to $12.99, which was the price of the former.
Also, Apple says those customers who had purchased a 1TB plan prior to June 5, 2017, will get a free automatic upgrade to the 2TB plan:
If you purchased a 1TB monthly plan before June 5, 2017, your account was upgraded automatically to a 2TB monthly plan.
Here’s what the old pricing scheme for Canada looked like as of May 24, 2017:
- 1TB: $12.99
- 2TB: 25.99
…and the new pricing updated yesterday:
- 1TB: n/a (#peaceout)
- 2TB: $12.99
The 50GB option remains at $1.29 CAD per month, so the 2TB plan at $12.99 looks like a much better deal for family and heavy users. With Apple, it’s all about choices, baby. The 2TB storage option launched last fall ahead of the company’s iPhone 7 event.
TechCrunch says the 200GB and 2TB options will soon be allowed to share with families once iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are released this fall.
How to save 20% off your iCloud storage plan? Fund your Apple account with iTunes gift cards when they are 20% off at Costco. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated when the next sale is available.