Apple Giving Free One-Month Premium iCloud Storage To Non-Subscribers
Following the lead of its major rivals in the consumer cloud business, Apple is making a minor but significant change to its iCloud storage plans to grab new users. .
Apple currently offers 5GB of free iCloud storage to users if they want to back up photos, notes or health tracking data. But, that wouldn’t be quite enough if you take a lot of pictures, and are planning to back them up to the cloud. The upgraded storage is behind a monthly subscription plan, which not many use.
But, as spotted by Apple Insider, the Cupertino giant is now looking to court Apple users to grab the subscription by offering one free month of iCloud storage to them when they decide to jump over to the paid offering.
The first free trial month option is only available to users who haven’t subscribed for an iCloud upgrade. If you’re already signed for that extra storage then sadly you won’t get access to a free month of iCloud storage. Apple Insider further mentions that the company also seems to be sending notifications to users whose 5GB iCloud storage is running out. The notification reads,
You do not have enough space in iCloud to back up your iPhone. A 50 GB plan gives you plenty of space to continue backing up your iPhone. Your first month is free and it’s just $0.99 each month after.
So, if you’re planning to grab the premium upgrade, Apple offers 3 subscription plans for you to choose from. It offers 50GB storage for $0.99 per month, 200GB for $2.99 per month and a whopping 2TB for $9.99 per month.
Once the free promotion period comes to an end after a month, the storage plan that you select will be automatically renewed and the said subscription fees will be deducted off the card. So, are you interested in picking up an iCloud subscription? Tell us in the comments down below.
Upping the ante for its rivals, Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its latest and Next-Gen Prime Air drone that can fly up to 24 km and deliver packages under 2.5 kg to customers in less than 30 minutes.
The drone would start shipping packages within months, starting with the US.
“With the help of our world-class fulfillment and delivery network, we expect to scale Prime Air both quickly and efficiently, delivering packages via drone to customers within months,” Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, told the audience at its “Re: Mars” event here.
A hybrid design, it can do vertical takeoffs and landings – like a helicopter.
“It’s efficient and aerodynamic – like an airplane. It also easily transitions between these two modes – from vertical-mode to airplane mode, and back to vertical mode,” informed Wilke.
The new Prime Air drone employs diverse sensors and advanced algorithms, such as multi-view stereo vision, to detect static objects like a chimney.
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