Apple quietly changed their iCloud pricing the other day and today current iCloud subscribers are receiving emails letting them know they are getting a prorated refunded and increased storage.
Dear Alex Hernandez,
We recently announced new, more affordable iCloud storage plans. As a thank you for being a current iCloud storage plan subscriber, we’ve increased your storage plan and you will be receiving a refund based on the reduced plan price.
Your plan has been upgraded from 15 GB of total storage at $20.00 a year to 20 GB at just $10.99 a year. You will receive a prorated refund of $3.09, which is based on the price reduction and the remaining months on your subscription. On January 12, 2015 this 20 GB plan will automatically renew and you will be charged $10.99.
We increased the amount of storage in our new plans so you can get the most out of our new features like iCloud Drive, which lets you store and access any type of file from all your devices. All edits you make are automatically updated, which means you’ll always have access to the latest version of all your documents.
If you need more storage, you can choose a different plan from iCloud Settings at any time, right from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. Learn more about iCloud storage pricing >
The iCloud Team
Apple is trying to compete with other cloud services like Dropbox, Copy and Google Drive so this price reduction is welcomed. Now it might take some time for Apple to restore consumer confidence in its iCloud after the celebrity nude photo hack.