• Apple Employees Can Now Get 50GB of iCloud Storage for Free

    Apple employees are now getting a new benefit from working with the company – 50GB of free iCloud storage. iCloud is Apple’s own ‘in the cloud’ data storage service that works across iOS devices and personal computers, whether Mac or Windows. It stores things such as iOS backups, photos, documents, and much more and synchronizes them across all of the devices. It even allows us to find our devices if they are misplaced or stolen.

    iCloud gives you access to your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents, and more, from whatever devices you're on. And it's built into every new iOS device and every new Mac.
    On top of the already free 5GB of storage that comes with every Apple ID, the additional 50GB puts the employee at a free 55GB of storage in total. The cost for normal users to get this same storage is a hefty $100 per year.

    In January, ModMyi reported on an Apple employee discount on Mac computers and iPads. For certain Mac computers, an employee could get $500 off and for iPads, an employee could get $250 off. The opportunity could only be exercised every three years and the employee must have been working in their position for at least three months.

    iCloud storage is certainly less rewarding than money off of new devices, however it’s a kind gesture to employees. The free storage bonus can be used for any of the employees' personal uses and devices attached to their Apple IDs. Unlike the device price discounts, there does not appear to be any prerequisites for getting the free iCloud storage bonus.

    If you're not an Apple employee, you shouldn't feel too envious. Third party cloud services, like Dropbox for instance, are much more versatile than iCloud, which really only functions the way Apple wants it to.

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Employees Can Now Get 50GB of iCloud Storage for Free started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Wonder if I can work at apple at night lol.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Dang could have had this
    1. MamaJaay's Avatar
      MamaJaay -
      They need to give that to their developers as well. We already pay $99 a year for developer status
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MamaJaay View Post
      They need to give that to their developers as well. We already pay $99 a year for developer status
      I agree.
    1. stryker_tc's Avatar
      stryker_tc -
      I guess they have a billion dollars extra to spend on servers or whatever so hey, party time!
    1. Ozzie5374's Avatar
      Ozzie5374 -
      They can keep it!!
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      I have a question about iCloud. what can you store on it? I know you can back up data but what about uploading other things to it and then being able to access it from your device.

      Q. Can you upload an .IPA then when you want to install the app WITHOUT iTunes or the App Store?

      Q. Can you upload photos, then add photos to you device without having to first sync ALL your data just because you wanted to add one picture?

      Q. Can you add files that aren't even supported by iOS devices? AND still access them to use on your device with 3rd party software if iOS can support that file?

      Q. can you share files from iCloud to another device--even one that does not have iCloud or any other type of cloud storage on it?

      Q. can 3rd party apps access your iCloud account?
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