iCloud Pricing Plans: 5GB Free, 15GB for $20, 25GB for $40, 55GB for $100 per Year
For those that want to upgrade beyond the free service, these are the plans:
- 5GB is free
- 15GB is $20/year
- 25GB is $40/year
- 55GB is $100/year
Because the first 5GB is free, the capacity noted is the total storage capacity you will get on Apple’s iCloud servers. Keep in mind that purchased music, apps, books, and your photo stream does not count against your free 5GB storage. The free account will be more than enough for most users, and Apple reminds us that “since your mail, documents, Camera Roll, account information, settings, and other app data don’t use as much space, you’ll find that 5GB goes a long way.”
You’ll be able to upgrade to additional plans either through iCloud.com or on your iOS device.
The goal of iCloud is to allow instant and easy access to all of your content and data from all of your hardware, be it a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, regardless of where you are. You can read more about iCloud on Apple.com, in addition to seeing screenshots and demonstrations on how the service will work.
Most of iCloud is not currently available to the public, aside from the automatic download feature of iTunes, but the developer beta started today.