Apple has updated its iCloud storage plans and has removed the 1 TB storage tier. Instead the company is now offering the 2 TB tier which was earlier priced at $19.99, at half the price. Which means that users gets 2 TB of cloud storage for $9.99 per month in the US.
In India, the same changes are taking place where Apple has replaced the 1 TB tier with the 2 TB storage tier, bringing the price down from Rs 1,300 to Rs 650. The new updated plans are live and are available to all customers. Apple has also said consumers who purchased the 1 TB plan before 5 June 2017 will be automatically upgraded to the new plan.
There have been no changes on the other tiers or the free storage that users get when they make a new iCloud account.
However Apple has added one feature that will be welcomed. Family sharing to is now available on iCloud storage. Just like Apple Music, this essentially means that Apple will now allow customers to share their iCloud storage plans with their whole family and friends. This could potentially help in cutting down costs for large families.
The Family Sharing feature on iCloud will only be available on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, but the updated plan is currently available to all iOS devices.