Apple is partnering with the four major carriers in the United States to add a new introductory package for iCloud. Discovered on a Reddit thread, customers who are upgrading their iPhone plans get a unique link which allows them to add 200GB of iCloud storage for the first two months for free. The offer is available to users in an attempt to ‘get ready for their new iPhone’. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.
The deal appears to be only be available in the US for customers who haven’t signed up for the service yet. As to be expected, there’s some fine print: those customers will be charged $2.99 a month after that two month window.
Apple’s iCloud storage offerings have rightly received criticism in the community for being too stingy. The 5 GB free tier is just too punishing for anyone to realistically use. The copy of this promotion even implies it, it effectively says that 200 GB is ‘enough space to safely back up all the important things on your iPhone’, and that the free tier are not sufficient.
But while this isn’t a huge advance over those other deals, having that extra month could be that extra bit of enticement that you might need, especially if iCloud is something that you’ve been eyeing.