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These are the new prices for Apple’s iCloud

Apple iCloud New Prices

Shortly after the huge media event came to a close, Apple updated its website with some news that didn’t quite fit alongside the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. Starting now, Apple is introducing new storage plans for iCloud with better prices in order to stay competitive with Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive.

FROM EARLIER: Tim Cook vows to improve iCloud security, prevent future ‘nudegates’

Everyone will still receive 5GB of storage for free, but the other plans have been adjusted:

  • 20GB for $0.99 a month
  • 200GB for $3.99 a month
  • 500GB for $9.99 a month
  • 1TB for $19.99 a month

These aren’t quite as impressive as the new Dropbox prices, which offer 1TB of storage for just $9.99, but it should appease anyone who was considering switching services as prices continue to drop.

As MacRumors notes, iCloud users are going to see a brand new feature added to their service when iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite launch later this year: iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive will allow you to access and edit any of your documents including presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs and images from a Mac or PC when you’re away from your iOS device.

And if you’re worried about security, rest easy — Apple added another layer to its iCloud security in light of the recent hacks.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.