iCloud free storage is meagre
iCloud free storage is meagre

Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud at Apple’s WWDC 2011; the company’s cloud service can do more now, considering how the cloud is changing the face of tech industry. Industries are definitely using cloud more and more but as consumers we are using cloud more often, even though its happening behind the scenes.

For example, most iPhone users backup their data such as photos, videos, contacts, notes, documents, and more. It’s the same case with Android users, they backup almost everything that can possibly backed up, so as to not miss anything when they move to a new phone.

Steve Jobs unveiling iCloud
Steve Jobs unveiling iCloud

However, with growing requirements companies like Google have increased the free storage that is offered with their cloud service but Apple is reluctantly stuck to 5GB as the free storage. Since the introduction of iCloud in 2011, the amount of free storage offered hasn’t increased a bit.

Well, of course the company can make money by forcing users to buy additional iCloud storage. Clearly, Cloud is a huge thing at the moment and it is expected to grow exponentially in the foreseeable future, and every tech company wants to profit from it. If backing up photos and videos is the only requirement, then it would be preferable to use Google Photos as it offers unlimited storage by compressing the files. It definitely reduces the quality a little but its not noticeable but at the same time, its the easiest way to backup photos and videos for free.

Google Photos
Google Photos

Well, obviously it’s much easier for iOS users to use Apple Photos rather than Google’s services. It would also make sense for them to invest in iCloud if they are very much invested in Apple’s ecosystem. Well, the only complain with iCloud is that the basic storage offering does not keep up with the current market trends, it would be great if Apple could just bump it up to 15GB by following Google’s suite.


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