If you use iCloud to backup your iPad and store documents, photos, videos, etc., you probably need more than the 5 free GB that Apple gives you automatically. If you use the recently launched iCloud Photo Library, you will almost certainly need more storage.
Apple recently launched the iCloud Photo Library alongside its new Photos app. With it, you can have the photos from your iOS devices automatically upload to your iCloud account, where they can be shared with all of your devices. Additionally, you can have your original photos stored on your iCloud and have a smaller, optimized photo on your device in order to save space on your iPad.
Find My iPad is an invaluable feature that let's you remotely locate your iPad if it is lost or stolen. It also allows you to send a sound, in case it is just lost in your house somewhere, lock it or erase its content altogether.
Apple gives every iCloud user "5GB of free storage for Mail, Backup, iCloud Photo Library beta, and iCloud Drive". You can purchase additional storage starting at $0.99 for 20GB by navigating to Settings > iCloud > Storage on your device. From here tap the "Buy More Storage" link at the bottom of the page to purchase more storage. Here are Apple's current iCloud storage prices as of 12/28/14:
- 20GB - $0.99 a month
- 200GB - $3.99 a month
- 500GB - $9.99 a month
- 1TB - $19.99 a month
Apple gives every iOS user 5GB of free iCloud storage to store photos, music, movies and so on. You can check to see how much free iCloud data or purchase more by navigating to Settings > iCloud > Storage. From here you can see your total storage, how much is still available, and buy more storage if needed. Additional iCloud storage starts at $0.99 for 20GB.
Apple just didn't announce its new iPhone models and smartwatch on Tuesday, the company also announced its own mobile wallet called Apple Pay, new iCloud storage pricing and that iOS 8 will launch on September 17th.
Apple Pay will allow iPhone owners to simply tap their device on a payment terminal and use their Touch ID fingerprint sensor as an electronic signature to pay for products at participating retailers such as Starbucks. The advantage of Apple Pay is that no credit card information is stored on Apple's servers and Apple has no interest in tracking your purchases. Merchants will also be blocked from seeing your card numbers and the Find my iPhone feature will allow users to suspend mobile payments if their phone is lost or stolen.