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Apple launches a 2 TB iCloud storage plan

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Apple has launched a brand new, cloud storage plan that will let its users store upto 2 TBs of data into its servers. With this, Apple is aiming for users that have conparatively larger amounts of data on their hands.

The plan is Apple’s largest yet and as expected, is kind of expensive. The subscription will require users to shell out $19.99 every month.

Meanwhile, the rumor mills are all abuzz because of an entirely different aspect of this news. The iPhone 7 is just around the corner and this release has provided some credence to rumors that a 256 GB variant of the iPhone may be unveiled soon. Currently, the iPhone series has models ranging between 16 GB and 128 GB memory sizes.

Lets see if there is a higher sized variant this year. Meanwhile, Apple also reportedly has a base model of 32 GB for the iPhone 7. If true, it will mean that the ratio of smallest and largest memory sizes willbe maintained. Since 128/16 is equal to 256/32.

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Speaking of maintaining ratios, here is another interesting little bit of mathematics for you. Apple currently has a ceiling of 1 TB storage size, which means that a ratio of 1:8 exists between the current iPhone storage ceiling and cloud storage ceiling. If Apple is indeed launching a 256 GB device, this ratio will be maintained as well.

However, its just hearsay at this point. The only thing we do know for certain is Apple’s 2 TB cloud storage. It is now available for purchase on the official website. Other plans include 5GB for free, 50GB for $0.99, 200GB for $2.99 and 1TB for $9.99.

All that is left to do is wait and watch out for the release of the iPhone 7. A 256 GB variant if released, will take Apple devices far beyond most of the market in terms of storage capacity. Although, you can expect it to have a significantly heavier price tag as well.

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