The more you immerse yourself in the iCloud ecosystem, the more dependent you become on Apple. You’ve got to upgrade to the next iCloud tier to keep things ticking over; it’s just a shame that there isn’t more choice when the time comes.
Three Sizes Fits All
The first few times you see the “iCloud Storage Full” notification aren’t too bad. Going from the free tier to the 50GB $0.99/month plan is absolutely worth it so that you can safely back up your iPhone or iPad. If you want to use iCloud Photo Library to sync your media to the cloud, you’ll find yourself stumping up $2.99/month for 200GB in no time, especially if you shoot iPhone videos in 4K HDR.
But once you exceed the 200GB barrier (or 205GB, if you include the free 5GB Apple gives you to start with), you’ve got to make the leap to 2TB for three times the price, at $9.99/month. That’s the difference between $35.88 over 12 months and $119.88 for the…
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