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Apple Considered Offering Original TV Content Free to Customers Who Bought AppleCare

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  1. [12]
    haykam821
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    I think it is interesting that they pondered about their streaming service rather than any of their other services. I would happily take free Apple Music for buying AppleCare, even if it expires...

    I think it is interesting that they pondered about their streaming service rather than any of their other services. I would happily take free Apple Music for buying AppleCare, even if it expires at the end of warranty. However, I think that all AppleCare purchases (even better, device purchases) should come with a permanent amount of iCloud storage. The default 5 GB is way too little.

    If I have an iPhone, an iPad, a MacBook, and an Apple Watch, I'm invested in the Apple ecosystem enough. I should be able to have at least 20 GB with all these devices' bonuses combined. However, I still have to pay for 200 GB of storage. Even then, I only use half of it because Apple does not offer a middle tier.

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    1. [11]
      frickindeal
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      Sure, but how much is that 200 GB? $36/yr., if I remember correctly, to have everything available for instant reset any time. My Windows machines enjoy no such backup, at least not in real time...

      Sure, but how much is that 200 GB? $36/yr., if I remember correctly, to have everything available for instant reset any time. My Windows machines enjoy no such backup, at least not in real time like my iPhone does. I pay a buck a month for 50 GB for my phone, and don't use even a fifth of it, but it's nice to have if I witness an event and record video for half an hour. Which I've already done a few times. To me, it's worth it, although ideally of course it would be free.

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      1. [10]
        haykam821
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        You're paying for $12/yr when you should be paying $2.4/yr at most.

        You're paying for $12/yr when you should be paying $2.4/yr at most.

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          frickindeal
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          "Should be" by what metric? And honestly, it's worth it to me. It falls into the "insignificant expense that might as well be zero" category.

          "Should be" by what metric? And honestly, it's worth it to me. It falls into the "insignificant expense that might as well be zero" category.

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          1. [4]
            haykam821
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            It's a bit annoying to have to pay 5 times the price of what you actually need. It's also annoying the pay the price of a premium phone and not get any storage for it.

            It's a bit annoying to have to pay 5 times the price of what you actually need. It's also annoying the pay the price of a premium phone and not get any storage for it.

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              frickindeal
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              Google Photos gives you free storage, but your photos aren't full-quality; they're compressed, and you deal with whatever Google might be doing with your photos. I get your desire for tiered...

              Google Photos gives you free storage, but your photos aren't full-quality; they're compressed, and you deal with whatever Google might be doing with your photos. I get your desire for tiered storage options, but $3.00 a month for 200 GB of reliable Apple storage is, to me at least, well worth it.

              As for the "five times of what I actually need," I didn't really clarify. If I shoot a lot of video, it'll go well over that, but then I offload it to local backup and take it off my iCloud account, so I recover my storage. I never leave that much on there, which is why I said I only really use a fifth of the 50 GB.

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                Jedi
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                With Pixel, you get unlimited original quality photo backups.

                With Pixel, you get unlimited original quality photo backups.

                1. emdash
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                  Are those images private or do you still enter into the same data-mining ToS that other Google Photos users have?

                  Are those images private or do you still enter into the same data-mining ToS that other Google Photos users have?

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          emdash
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          How'd you arrive at the exact value of $2.40 per year?

          How'd you arrive at the exact value of $2.40 per year?

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          1. [3]
            haykam821
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            @frickindeal said: This means they pay $12 a year for 50 GB. Since they only use 1/5 of that (10 GB), they should be paying 1/5 of the cost: $2.40 per year.

            @frickindeal said:

            I pay a buck a month for 50 GB for my phone, and don't use even a fifth of it

            This means they pay $12 a year for 50 GB. Since they only use 1/5 of that (10 GB), they should be paying 1/5 of the cost: $2.40 per year.

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            1. [2]
              emdash
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              I guess that makes sense, what you're actually arguing in favour of is pay-as-you-use plans instead of tiered plans, which seems fair. Personally I think tiers are okay, but agree that 5GB is a...

              I guess that makes sense, what you're actually arguing in favour of is pay-as-you-use plans instead of tiered plans, which seems fair. Personally I think tiers are okay, but agree that 5GB is a pathetic excuse for cloud storage in 2019, and that your total cloud storage should be the sum of your onboard storage of all Apple devices you own.

              256GB iPhone, 1TB MacBook Pro, 512GB iMac = 1.75TB of iCloud storage for free, with additional paid tiers if needed.

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              1. haykam821
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                I like tiers but there's not enough. 50 GB to 200 GB is a huge jump. Your sum idea might be a bit too overzealous; I'd be good with 1/8 of the storage sum.

                I like tiers but there's not enough. 50 GB to 200 GB is a huge jump. Your sum idea might be a bit too overzealous; I'd be good with 1/8 of the storage sum.