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