Apple Refunds New iCloud Price Difference to Current Subscribers

Current iCloud customers received a welcome email from Apple Wednesday evening telling them the rates they're paying for extra storage have been adjusted to be in line with the new lower prices. Apple also said customers are receiving refunds for the difference in what they already paid for their annual subscription.

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Apple dropped the prices for iCloud storage upgrades on Wednesday ahead of next week's iOS 8 launch. The new pricing structure includes 5GB for free, 20GB for $0.99 a month, 200GB for $3.99 a month, 500GB for $9.99 a month, and 1TB for $19.99 a month.

The refund subscribers receive will be automatically prorated from now through the end of their current renewal cycle. Apple also said current subscribers can keep their current plan at the lower price, but warned that upgrading is a one way path saying,

This annually priced storage plan is only available to current iCloud storage plan subscribers. You may cancel or downgrade from your device at any time. If you choose to change to one of our new plans, you won’t be able to switch back to this annual plan.

Apple's new iCloud pricing plans are available now, and iOS 8 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will be available as a free download on September 17.