Check your iphone: Apple has raised rates and hasn't announced it
Recently, Apple unpleasantly surprised iPhone users. The iCloud storage tariff plan was raised suddenly without notice.
The cost of iCloud increased for users from several countries. More details about the situation were reported by the Daily Mail.
Apple automatically offers 5 GB of free storage. That's not too much, so users often decide to pay for a subscription to the premium iCloud+ cloud. iCloud was created to help smartphone users store photos, videos, files and backups in a storage that is safe, current and available on all devices.
iCloud+ offers premium features and more available storage. Some iCloud+ plans have skyrocketed in price by 29%.
Apple has three iCloud+ upgrade options: 50GB, 200GB or 2TB of storage. Let's take the UK as an example: these upgrades cost £0.79 per month, £2.49 per month and £6.99 per month, respectively (as of June 2023, 1 pound sterling is about 47 UAH). This week, however, those prices rose to £0.99/month, £2.99/month, and £8.99/month.
According to 9To5Mac, the price rise will affect iPhone users in eight other countries:
- Saudi Arabia;
- South Africa;
Many iPhone users are outraged by the sudden price hike.
This news came as Apple's stock hit a new all-time high, bringing the company's market valuation closer to the $3 trillion mark again.
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