Apple announced new iCloud+ cloud storage plans with 6 and 12 TB of storage – previously the company didn’t offer more than 2 TB. The new plans include a whole host of additional services and cost the same as similar services from Google.
Each Apple ID account includes 5GB of free cloud storage, but users can optionally sign up for an iCloud+ subscription and get 50GB, 200GB, or 2, 6, or 12TB. A paid subscription includes the iCloud Private Relay VPN service, the ability to hide email and connect your own domain to email.
Apple’s existing iCloud+ plans cost $0.99 per month for 50GB, $2.99 for 200GB, and $9.99 for 2TB. Apple priced the new plans at $29.99 for 6TB and $59.99 for 12TB. For comparison, the cost of Google Cloud storage with 5 and 10 TB storage is $24.99 and $49.99 per month, respectively. The new plans are aimed at those who have already maxed out their 2TB iCloud+ and 2TB Apple One subscription space.
Like other plans, iCloud+ storage can be shared by up to six users using the Family Sharing option. Updated tariffs will be available for connection from September 18.