Apple iCloud storage is more expensive than Amazon Cloud Drive, but you might actually use it
Apple unveiled some gorgeous iCloud beta apps tonight as well as “freemium” pricing details for its cloud storage service. (What’s up with Apple and fabric textures these days, anyway? Today’s is a t-shirt.)
So far, once you get past the 5 GB of free storage, iCloud is quite a bit more expensive than Amazon’s Cloud Drive.
But because Apple is deeply integrating iCloud into its software and devices, you might actually use it. And, anyway, most users probably won’t go past the 5 GB free allowance.
Here’s how the pricing is structured:
|Apple iCloud||Amazon Cloud Drive|
|5 GB: Free||5 GB: Free|
|15 GB: $20/year||—|
|25 GB: $40/year||20 GB: $20/year|
|55 GB: $100/year||50 GB: $50/year|
Amazon goes up to 1,000 GB for $1,000/year, and includes unlimited storage for music purchased from Amazon. Apple does not yet list pricing beyond 55 GB; purchased music, apps, iBooks, and the new PhotoStream service don’t count toward its quotas.