Apple Changes iCloud Prices Hoping Nobody Will Notice

According to a report, if you have an iPhone, you should probably review your iCloud storage allowance now.  Apple covertly raised pricing on several of its popular plans across a variety of nations, including the United Kingdom (UK). 

Apple’s iCloud is a cloud storage and sync service that ensures all iPhone user’s data is safe, up to date, and accessible from any of their Apple devices. 

The tech giant’s free 5GB of storage space doesn’t go very far, so many customers upgrade to iCloud+, Apple’s paid premium cloud service.

The report shows iPhone owners are complaining about the 29 percent price increase for certain iCloud+ subscriptions.

Each Apple ID comes with a meager 5 GB of free cloud storage, a limit that hasn’t increased since the launch of iCloud in 2011. You may choose between 50 GB, 200 GB, or 2 TB with a paid iCloud+ subscription.

According to MacRumors, 50GB plans increased in price in the UK from £0.79 to £0.99 per month. The price increased from £2.49 to £2.99 per month for 200GB and from £6.99 to £8.99 per month for 2TB.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, Colombia, and Peru have all seen similar price changes. The US, EU, and Canada all still maintain the same pricing structure.

Reports also show that users who need more than 200GB but use significantly less than 2TB are frustrated that Apple provides no extra iCloud storage choices between 200GB and 2TB. Between 200GB and 2TB, there is no middle ground. 

iPhone users may still use Apple’s free 5GB of iCloud storage, but this is only a good choice if you don’t plan on storing many photos, movies, or other media assets. An iPhone 14 Pro photograph uses around 2.5 MB of space, while a ten-second film recorded in 4K uses about 25 MB of space.