Apple quietly added a new iCloud storage tier, offering customers 2TB of data storage space at a price of R299.99 per month in South Africa. Apple now offers four iCloud storage tiers at prices that start at R14.99.
The new 2TB iCloud storage option comes just over a week ahead of the company's September 7 event, where versions of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch are expected to debut alongside new operating system updates.
Perhaps the biggest reason for the jump in iCloud space is a new desktop syncing feature coming to macOS Sierra. In the new operating system, all files stored on the desktop or in the Documents folder of a Mac are automatically uploaded to iCloud to make them available across a wide range of devices.
A comparison of the US iCloud storage pricing and the South Africa iCloud options reveals that about is working on an conversion rate of $1 = R15. At the time of writing this article the exchange rate is $1 = R14.42
|Capacity||US||South Africa||Conversion Rate|
|50GB||$0.99||R14.99||$1 = R15.14|
|200GB||$2.99||R44.99||$1 = R15.05|
|1TB||$9.99||R149.99||$1 = R15.01|
|2TB||$19.99||R299.99||$1 = R15.01|
If the South Africa Rand loses any more value we could see these prices increase in the next few weeks.