Apple has launched a new 2TB iCloud storage tier a little over a week out from the iPhone 7 launch event. The new 2TB plan, which is its largest plan available, will set users back $19.99 a month.

The timing for such a plan is interesting given the rumors of a potential 256GB version of the iPhone 7 Plus. This would double the storage of the next largest iPhone storage amount — 128GB.

It’s also interesting when you work the math:

The previous largest tier, 1TB, was roughly 8x larger than the largest iPhone device storage tier — 128GB: (1024/128 = 8). With the possible addition of a new 256GB iPhone SKU, a 2TB iCloud storage plan would maintain the 8x ratio: (2048/256 = 8).

That’s not to say that there’s any surefire correlation there, Apple already has 256GB iPads for sale, but it’s worth noting. Keep in mind that the next iPhone will reportedly feature a 32GB base as well.


Another thing to consider is macOS Sierra’s new feature that allows Desktop and Documents folders to live on iCloud Drive. This feature, highlighted in the video below, can consume considerable iCloud storage space.

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Apple also has the following plans available:

  • 5GB for free
  • 50GB for $0.99
  • 200GB for $2.99
  • 1TB for $9.99

Apple today updated its iCloud Storage Plans and Pricing page to reflect the new storage tier.

Are you planning on upping your iCloud storage to Apple’s new 2TB tier, or will you stay where you are?

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