Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2018 19:47 UTC
Google

Google is rolling out new changes to its storage plans that include a new, low-cost storage plan and half off the price of its 2TB storage option, the company announced today. It's also converting all Google Drive paid storage plans to Google One, perhaps in part because you’ll now have one-tap access to Google’s live customer service.

Google One will get a new $2.99 a month option that gets you 200GB of storage. The 2TB plan, which usually costs $19.99 per month, will now cost $9.99 a month. Finally, the 1TB plan that costs $9.99 a month is getting removed. The other plans for 10, 20, or 30TB won’t see any changes.

This makes Apple's paltry iCloud offerings look even worse than they already did.

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more equal than others
by atsureki on Mon 14th May 2018 20:18 UTC
atsureki
Member since:
2006-03-12

This makes Apple's paltry iCloud offerings look even worse than they already did.


This is literally Google changing their pricing to match Apple's:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201238

Are we sneering at the fact that Apple doesn't offer enterprise-scale storage for unmetered lump sums, or is there another country where the prices compare unfavorably?

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v RE: more equal than others
by bartgrantham on Mon 14th May 2018 20:39 UTC in reply to "more equal than others"
RE: more equal than others
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2018 20:44 UTC in reply to "more equal than others"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29


Are we sneering at the fact that Apple doesn't offer enterprise-scale storage for unmetered lump sums, or is there another country where the prices compare unfavorably?


We're sneering about the fact that Apple only offers a paltry 5GB of free storage.

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Apple's Paltry 5GB
by cranfordio on Mon 14th May 2018 21:00 UTC
cranfordio
Member since:
2005-11-10

For free you only get 5GB of encrypted document storage from Apple, or through Google you can get 15GB by allowing them to scan through every document and picture to find out as much about you as they can to target advertisements. I think I will stick with Apple on this one.

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RE: Apple's Paltry 5GB
by nej_simon on Tue 15th May 2018 16:48 UTC in reply to "Apple's Paltry 5GB"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Most of iCloud isn't end-to-end encrypted, only parts like the keychain. Apple can still access the data, similar to google.

In fact if you look at the terms of service for Apple iCloud and Google Drive they're not that different. Both companies grant themselves full rights to your data. Google may among other things use your data for targeted ads. Apple on the other hand reserves the right to pre-screen and delete your data if they think it's "obscene, objectionable, or in poor taste.".

Edited 2018-05-15 16:49 UTC

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Comment by mail4asim
by mail4asim on Tue 15th May 2018 12:34 UTC
mail4asim
Member since:
2005-07-12

I use both iCloud and Google Drive. I use iCloud because it's the only service that I can access from work. And it's on my iPhone that my company provides me. Otherwise I prefer Google Drive. With Google Drive I have much better control over my data, like I can share folders with other users. It also works well with G Suite and my personalized email domain which Apple doesn't offer.

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Great
by darknexus on Tue 15th May 2018 12:40 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

I can pay more to have Google scan more of my data? No, thanks.

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v RE: Great
by Yoko_T on Wed 16th May 2018 14:01 UTC in reply to "Great"