Cult of Mac
Following the launch of the iCloud.com beta, Apple unveiled the pricing structure for its iCloud storage upgrade options. For the first 5GB, iCloud is completely free, but if you need need more storage, subscriptions start at $20 a year for 10GB.
Here’s the full list of iCloud upgrade options:
- 10GB — $20/year (£14, 16€)
- 25GB — $40/year (£28, 32€)
- 50GB — $100/year (£70, 80€)
You can upgrade to a paid iCloud subscription now as long as you’re running iOS 5 on one of your devices. To upgrade, navigate to the iCloud section of the Settings app, then select the ‘Buy More Storage’ button.
iCloud wirelessly backs up your camera roll, accounts, documents and settings when you plug your device into a power source, and everything is stored online negating the need to backup to your Mac or PC. Images in your Photo Stream — which remain in the cloud for up to 30 days — do not count towards your iCloud storage allowance.
I personally think Apple’s iCloud pricing structure is a bargain, and well worth the cash for cloud-based backups. Will you be upgrading?