Apple is giving away a month of free iCloud storage to new subscribers
Listen up, digital hoarders.
Apple apparently wants more of its customers to cough up the (relatively small amounts of) dough for premium iCloud storage. Spotted by AppleInsider, the tech giant is running a new complimentary month promotion to ease people into paying for remote storage.
When iCloud users max out the 5GB of free storage on the cloud that Apple provides, Apple serves up a new message:
“You do not have enough space in iCloud to back up your iPhone. A 50GB 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.”
Clicking a “Get 50GB Free For 1 Month” button then sends users to storage plans in their iCloud settings. There, users have the option to start a free month of 50GB or 2TB storage. Which will, of course, automatically renew once the trial is up. 50GB costs 99 cents per month, and 2TB is $9.99 per month.
Constantly deleting photos and old files can be a tiresome, endless game for those who want to back up their data, but don’t want to pay for remote storage. The free month could be the extra push Apple users need to help them take the plunge.
Which is good news for Apple. Since, as we all know, those $1 purchases add up.