- Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) questioned an Apple executive about iPhone alerts encouraging him to pay $0.99 for iCloud storage during a hearing on Tuesday examining whether large tech platforms hinder innovation and entrepreneurship within the industry.
- Apple only provides 5GB of free iCloud storage to customers, whereas Google offers 15GB of free cloud storage to it users.
- Apple previously upgraded the amount of local storage in most iPhone models after facing criticism for years.
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If you own an iPhone, you’re probably familiar with that notification reminding you that you’re almost out of iCloud storage. That’s because Apple only offers 5GB of free storage and requires you to sign up for a monthly plan if you want additional space, with the lowest option starting at $1 per month for 50GB.
That’s presumably what Rep. Greg Steube of Florida was referencing when he questioned Kyle Andeer, Apple’s vice president of corporate law and chief compliance officer on Tuesday. Andeer was testifying alongside executives from Google, Facebook, and Amazon at a Congressional subcommittee hearing about large tech platforms and the influence they have on innovation and entrepreneurship.Â See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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