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‘5 GB is the new 16’

Stephen Hackett parses Apple’s stingy iCloud policies:

As this layer of glue becomes more important, the free 5 GB plan becomes increasingly problematic. It may have been fine when Apple announced iCloud five years ago…. Today, countless little niceties depend on iCloud, and simply don’t work with a full account. Due to the 5 GB limit, people go as far as turning off their device backups, leaving their data at greater risk of being lost.

Something has to give here. At some point the need for a better user experience has to override Apple’s desire to maximize services revenue. Right, Tim Cook?