Apple began offering unpaid iCloud users who reached their 5GB limit a free one-month trial version for any of the service's premium plans. However, it does not address the underlying problem of its free level.
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In what could be called a Band-Aid solution, Apple now offers its users one month of updated iCloud storage at no charge.
One problem that, say, iPhone owners face is that they do not have expandable storage. For example, in the case of iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, they will be left with 64 GB or 256 GB, depending on the configuration they choose.
The solution is iCloud, which allows you to download content from the device to the cloud to free local space. The case is that it provides only 5 GB of storage, and clearly is not enough to satisfy the need of users to have more space for photos, videos and so on. Apple does not see that as a problem, since that has been the base amount since the service was launched in 2011. To get a good amount of storage, users have to save at least $ 0.99 per month.
First month It's free
As AppleInsider discovered, the Cupertino brand now offers iCloud users who reached their 5GB limit a free trial version of any update: $ 0.99 per month per 50GB, $ 2.99 per month for 200 GB or $ 9.99 per month for 2 TB It should be noted that this is available only to those who do not have an ongoing subscription.
These users will receive this pop-up message when they try to back up the iOS device:
"You do not have enough space on iCloud to back up your iPhone. A 50 GB plan gives you enough space to Keep your iPhone back in. Your first month is free and it's only $ 0.99 every month after that. "
How Verge points out that what Apple supposedly wants to happen here is for users to participate in an iCloud plan, attracting them with a free one-month trial. There are two scenarios that could work here: users will be convinced that the service is so valuable that they will continue to pay, which is undoubtedly one of the main purposes of the free trials, or they will simply forget the cancellation. and with the advent (little-used term) of 4K in consumer technology like the iPhone X, high-resolution images and videos take up more space than ever before. For some users, 5 GB of cloud storage is not close enough to be considered useful today. In other words, while Apple continues to improve its technology and mobile camera screens for a better viewing experience, it is not exactly offering users a great variety when it comes to storing content.
Is Apple obliged to provide free storage to users? Yes and no, but looking at what rivals like Google (which recently announced the new storage solution Google One) offer, it should not be irrational for users to expect better storage included with a smartphone that costs more than $ 1,000.
In any case, the free one-month trial for iCloud is a good sign, and could be seen as a way in which Apple tries to solve the problem.
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