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These days almost all the people are focus on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch that most of them have ignored another important Apple introduction-iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive was announced at WWDC in June, and just on Tuesday iCloud release tops out at 1TB storage per month. The price is lower, but still more expensive than other competitor like Dropbox, Google, and Microsoft.

iCloud drive

Still everyone is able to enjoy 5 GB of storage for free per month, and the paid plan has been changed like that:

20GB 200GB 500GB 1TB
$0.99/month $3.99/month $9.99/month $19.99/month


The storage and price are attractive, yet, what most appealing to us are the iCloud Drive enables transferring data between Mac and Windows platforms directly. In addition to storage and sync data, it also allows to manage data as edit files, share files like Google Drive, drag-and-drop data. And all the photos will be backed up automatically to iCloud so that all the iOS devices are able to use these photos. The iCloud Drive will be launched along with iOS 8 full version released on September 17.

If we are back to two weeks ago, you must desire iCloud Drive can be launched as early as possible. However, in the end of August, iCloud was hacked and celebrity photo leaks. Although Apple claimed that the iCloud hack has nothing to do with Apple, the origin is iCloud password is not strong, still we are worry about the scrutiny iCloud, and some users even gave up iCloud and turn to find iCloud alterative for iPhone data backup.

Yeah, there is no harm to try some other safer and easier way than iCloud. The common ways to backup iOS data is to use iTunes, iCloud or third party backup tool, if you have any better suggestion, welcome to share it with us in the comment below.