The largely unused feature is going to become much more important
iCloud is a feature that not many people are even aware of when it comes to their Apple products and the company has been criticized for not utilizing cloud services in the way that others have. That is going to change, though, as they have finally announced an exciting cloud service with iCloud Drive.
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According to Apple Balla, iCloud Drive will work similar to Dropbox and Google Drive, although it will work seamlessly to show backed up files as normal files in Finder. This doesn’t apply only to specific files, though, since photos that you take with an iDevice will automatically be synced with it and any Mail attachments will also be added.
Where this will truly stand out, though, is in the pricing. Dropbox currently charges $9.99 for 200gb of storage, with plans up to 500gb. In contrast, Apple is going to only be charging $3.99 for 200gb, with terabyte plans coming at a price that isn’t yet known. Google Drive costs $9.99 for 1tb, which could be around the same price.
This is a major change for Apple and one that will likely lead to many more people using their cloud services. Customers of Apple prefer to stick with the company for every feature and product they can, giving them a massive built in customer base just waiting for the option to use them.