During the new OS X Yosemite operating system and iOS 8 keynote at WWDC 2014 , Apple introduced a new cloud storage service iCloud Drive. This is a separate service , designed to prevent users migration to competitors , including Dropbox and Google Drive.
iCloud Drive works on the same principle as its competitors. After the initial synchronization, it opens up access to files Mac- computers as well as iOS- devices and transparently synchronizes content between them.
As you know, on every account, Apple offers 5GB of free cloud storage space that can be filled fast. Competing services;Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive offers 2 GB , 7 GB and 15 GB respectively. Previously an annual subscription of $20 for iPhone , iPad and Mac users was able to provide 10 GB of additional space, $40 for 20 GB and $100 – 50 GB.
For comparison OneDrive is the same; 100 GB for $50 , Dropbox for $100 gives you 100 GB, and Google Drive for $120 already provides the user repository to 1 TB.
Now, under the new pricing policy extension iCloud space, 20 GB will cost users just $0.99 a month, and up to 200 GB – $ 3.99 . In the future, it a package of 1 TB will also be offered , but its cost is still unknown.
As a result, Apple offers started to look much more attractive than its competitors . At the same iCloud Drive is not just a cloud storage, the service has been deeply integrated with iOS devices and Mac, and also provides a suite for Numbers, Pages and Keynote on iCloud.com. In addition, it is integrated with the Mail application and helps to send large attachments as it not not supported free e-mail services .