Speaking of iCloud storage limits, Joanna Stern’s column (and clever video) this week is devoted to iCloud’s storage limits:
Here’s the big catch, though: Apple offers only 5 gigabytes of
free iCloud storage space. That’s like offering a Siberian tiger a
Tic Tac for dinner. With the amount of photos and videos we take
today, it’s not enough. For a company with about $270 billion in
the bank, I’d expect it to at least match Google’s 15GB of free
cloud storage — or beat it. Do I hear 20GB?
5 GB seems ridiculous when the company is selling $999 iPhones with 64 GB of storage.
Think about it. Everyone should back up their phones. The best way to back up your iPhone — and the way Apple wants you to do it — is through iCloud. But 5 GB isn’t enough for most people, so they get these warning messages, which sound scary and which they don’t understand.
★ Thursday, 25 January 2018