During Apple’s recent education-focused event in Chicago we were treated to a new iPad, and while the rest of the announcements were of a software variety bar the new Logitech Crayon, one change did catch everyone’s attention and rightly so.
Apple now offers 200GB of iCloud storage free, so long as you qualify for it. Unfortunately, this is not something that the vast majority of us can take advantage of, but if you are part of a group who can then you can now get your hands on 200GB of storage rather than the measly 5GB you had before.
As we mentioned, that’s the same 5GB of free storage the rest of us will have to make do with without handing over some cash. We also mentioned that not everyone would be able to take advantage of this additional, free storage. So who can?
Here’s how to get your 200GB of iCloud storage, if you’re entitled to it..
- If you are a student or teacher at one of the schools that Apple has a education program through, you’re set.
- The school has to be registered through Apple and the email address, officially called as Managed Apple ID, has to be the school-provided email. Your iCloud account with free 200GB storage will be associated with this email only.
- If you have a Managed Apple ID provided from a school registered with Apple, your account should automatically be upgraded to 200GB of free iCloud storage.
If none of that rings any bells then you are likely, regrettably, unable to take advantage of Apple’s offer. We still hold out hope that a similar offer will be made to the rest of the planet in due course, though we have a feeling that 200GB free to anyone who wants it might be a little beyond even Apple.
Time to surprise us, Mr. Cook.
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