Apple has now activated the new iCloud Storage tiers, as announced last week at Apple’s September event. The new tiers do not bump the free tier — it remains at 5 GB. However, for $0.99 per month you now get 50 GB of storage, up from 20 GB. The 200 GB plan is now cheaper at $2.99 and the 1 TB plan is now half the price at $9.99 per month.
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Apple has removed the 500 GB plan completely. Users currently on this plan will be migrated automatically onto the 1 TB tier, even though this is actually more expensive than what they were previously paying. iOS users not his plan will want to consider their options and will be forced to drop to the 200 GB storage tier if they want to save on money.
Naturally, iCloud pricing varies across countries. Apple posted international pricing earlier today and is generally inline with normal iTunes conversion rates.
The new iCloud Storage tiers come into effect alongside the launch of iOS 9, released publicly earlier today. iCloud Storage plans can be paid via normal debit or credit card transactions or through iTunes credit. Just top up your before you buy a plan and Apple will bill against your iTunes Store credit rather than your bank account.