Dan Moren wonders when Apple will treat paying customers as well as it treats non-paying teachers and students.
Look, it’s lovely that Apple has decided to give 200GB of free iCloud storage to any Apple ID associated with a teacher or student. It’s a nice gesture, and one that probably makes things a lot easier for those in school environments. But, come on, Apple—you’re really going to leave the rest of us at 5GB?
Apple could become very competitive in the cloud storage arena but has chosen a different path.
Yes, competitors like Microsoft and Amazon still offer just 5GB of free storage, too—but has Apple’s approach ever been “what’s good enough for our competitors is good enough for us”? (And Google, for what it’s worth, offers 15GB of free storage.)