In the Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple announced yet another piece of good news to its loyal iOS users. Along with software upgrades and new hardware launches, the company is also offering a sweet deal on its iCloud storage packages.
Before today, the iCloud storage allowed 5 GB free storage, 50 GB for $0.99 per month, and 200 GB for $2.99 per month. The 1 TB plan cost $9.99 per month but now the picture of the 1 TB storage plan is changing slightly. Apple has added another terabyte storage space making the 1 TB plan to a 2 TB storage plan but with the same price point of $9.99. This is definitely good news to those who are already on the 1 TB storage plan and need even more storage space. The new upgrade was made immediately available to all iOS devices after its announcement and can be utilized from the iCloud settings menu.
Many Apple users expected the company to add more storage to the free account that offers only 5 GB of storage capacity. The wishes of these users were not fulfilled in the WWDC; however, Apple did bring yet another cool feature to its iCloud storage app – Family Sharing.
When the iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are made available, the 200 GB and 2 TB iCloud storage plans will be able to be shared with multiple users that can save to the same iCloud storage space but only one account hosting the Family sharing will have to pay for the monthly subscription instead of all the user accounts attached paying separately.
This new Family Sharing feature offered by Apple will not only save money but will also prove to be a very handy tool for the entire family. However the feature is not available yet and will come when the iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are released later this fall.