Apple Reportedly Offering Free 200GB iCloud Storage Ahead of 2018 iPhone Launch
Apple is expected to take the covers off its latest range of smartphones in the iPhone 2018 lineup next month. With just a few weeks to go before the anticipated iPhone refresh, users are reporting an upcoming promotional offer from the tech giant promising 200GB of free iCloud storage for a period of two months. This offer is expected to be made available exclusively in the US, for customers of one of the top 4 wireless operators, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint. Additionally, it appears to be valid only for new customers, and not the ones who are already availing iCloud’s premium subscription.
A Reddit thread that emerged last week claims the presence of this unannounced development from Apple. The offer is said to be available only for a limited period of time and users will be charged the regular $2.99 (roughly Rs. 200) after the two-month window ends, as per a screenshot obtained by The Verge. Apple has not yet officially confirmed the presence of such an offer and might do so around the time of the iPhone 2018 launch, giving users an extra reason to consider picking one up from the three rumoured variants.
Apple currently offers 5GB of free iCloud storage as default to all of its device owners. The base paid plan with 50GB of storage bears a price tag of $0.99 (Rs. 75 in India), the one with 200GB storage costs $2.99 (Rs. 219 in India), and the top-end option with 2TB of storage sports a price tag of $9.99 (Rs. 749 in India).
Back in May this year, Apple had introduced free one-month iCloud storage trials for all three of its offerings in an attempt to boost cloud storage adoption for its customers. Notably, the plans automatically renew after the 30-day window ends so the user will have to manually discontinue it from their end or pay the monthly fees for the selected storage plan.