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I had a client ask about an old iCloud storage plan, recently. She’s still on the grandfather’s plan for $10.99/year that provides 20GB. That was probably enough for advanced users back when Apple introduced iCloud storage in 2011. Today 50GB is for most users at $1/month and the next level for $3/month is 200GB.  Few users with an iPhone can get by with the 5GB plan anymore.

You can view details of Apple’s current iCloud plans here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201058

Did you know that iCloud (as of 2011) relies on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure?  I wonder if that’s still the case.  I doubt they widely document how their systems work, but as much as we think we’re choosing one service over another…where our data is stored isn’t exactly clear to the end-user.  The Wikipedia page even says that “In 2016, Apple signed a deal with Google to use Google Cloud Platform for some iCloud services.”  Interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICloud