Apple’s iCloud Storage Pricing for Canada Starts at $1.29 for 50GB

During Apple’s special event last week, the company announced updated iCloud storage pricing to reflect changing times, in other words lowering the price.

Many have wondered how much the new pricing tiers would cost for Canadians and now it’s here, as the company’s iCloud storage pricing document has been updated today (via MacRumors).

Here are the existing prices, before the new update kicks in, expected for tomorrow when iOS 9 is released:

  • 5 GB: free
  • 20 GB: $0.99
  • 200 GB: $3.99
  • 500 GB: $9.99
  • 1 TB: $19.99

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The updated Canadian iCloud storage pricing is as follows (prices per month):

  • 5 GB for free
  • 50 GB for $1.29
  • 200 GB for $3.99 (same)
  • 1 TB for $12.99 (previously $19.99)

As you can see, there’s about a 30 percent difference compared to USD pricing, due to our lower dollar. Apple says Canada is part of a list of countries that includes Value Added Tax (VAT) in iCloud storage pricing. Still, the price per gigabyte has decreased (except when it comes to the 200 GB plan).
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Here’s Apple’s explanation of the upcoming changes and how it will affect you:

If you purchased a monthly plan before September 16, 2015, your account was upgraded automatically. If you’re currently on an annual plan, you’ll continue to renew annually at that rate. If you select a new monthly plan, your annual plan won’t be available to you.

Are you going to change your monthly iCloud storage plan? Which one are you going to pick up?

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  • Paul White

    You forgot the current 500 GB plan for $9.99 which is going away tomorrow.

    Also, isn’t the free 5 GB plan available anymore?

  • Updated to note the 5GB plan is still free. Was going by Apple’s graphic. Also added the 500GB. Thanks!

  • Parksy

    Is my 20GB for $0.99 going to automatically change to 50GB for $1.29 tomorrow. I’m running iOS 9.1 beta and it still shows 20GB.

  • pulp45

    What happens to those of us on 20GB for $0.99? I don’t see a 20GIG Plan anymore, we get Upgraded to 50GIG for $0.99? 😀

  • TheLostVancouverite

    Sucks that the middle tier of 200GB stays the same price; the plans have been updated (new tiers) but not reflecting the new quota (50GB) or pricing ($12.99).

  • Interesting how the new, lower pricing is going to cost me an extra $36/yr.

    500 GB / $9.99 plan becomes 1 TB / $12.99 plan (paying for an extra 500 GB I don’t need)

  • Mac

    Or 50G for 1.29?

  • Trevor Robertson

    I canceled my iCloud data plan because of this! I had the 500GB plan for $9.99/month but as I really only need 300GB and don’t want to pay more I dropped it. I have also been frustrated with how the photo’s app actually works and 3rd party support for it.

    Sorry Apple

  • I briefly considered this as well, but I’ve got 400 GB of photos and love having them sync seamlessly across all my devices. I agree about the deficiencies in Photos, but El Capitan is bringing some nice improvements. So, Apple, you win!

  • Timoteo Cocinero

    I had the 200GB plan in April and May of this year and was charged exactly $3.99 on my credit card. I had cancelled it for a couple months, but signed up for the same plan again today and was charged $4.51, which is $3.99 plus 13% HST. So the Canadian prices don’t include tax anymore.

    I checked the Apple support document you linked to, but it doesn’t list Canada in the list of countries where VAT/tax is included in the price.

  • Paul White


  • PC

    used to be on 20GB, today I got charged at 200GB price, but total space available is 50GB, no 50GB option for me to downgrade. Total messed up at Apple.