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Apple rolls out new iCloud Drive pricing with up to a terabyte of storage

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Making good on its announcement made at WWDC earlier this year, Apple quietly revealed the new, cheaper pricing scheme for iCloud Drive today. The new system puts Apple's cloud service on even footing with the competition —complete with the option for a full terabyte of space — though the cost for more storage is still a bit more expensive than what Dropbox and others offer.

According to the Apple website, iCloud Drive offers a range of monthly plans that's considerably cheaper than Apple's original annual pricing scheme. Confirming June's announcement, users can opt for a free 5GB, pay $0.99 per month for 20GB of space, or $3.99 a month for 200GB. The new options of 500GB and 1TB of storage are now available for $9.99 and $19.99 a month, respectively. Those plans, however, are already more costly compared to Dropbox and Google Drive's services, which offers a terabyte for $9.99. Those prices on top of the scrutiny iCloud has received recently over Celebgate make it unclear what kind of adoption Apple can expect when iCloud Drive officially drops alongside iOS and OS X Yosemite.