Apple employees are now getting a new benefit from working with the company – 50GB of free iCloud storage. iCloud is Apple’s own ‘in the cloud’ data storage service that works across iOS devices and personal computers, whether Mac or Windows. It stores things such as iOS backups, photos, documents, and much more and synchronizes them across all of the devices. It even allows us to find our devices if they are misplaced or stolen.
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In January, ModMyi reported on an Apple employee discount on Mac computers and iPads. For certain Mac computers, an employee could get $500 off and for iPads, an employee could get $250 off. The opportunity could only be exercised every three years and the employee must have been working in their position for at least three months.
iCloud storage is certainly less rewarding than money off of new devices, however it’s a kind gesture to employees. The free storage bonus can be used for any of the employees' personal uses and devices attached to their Apple IDs. Unlike the device price discounts, there does not appear to be any prerequisites for getting the free iCloud storage bonus.
If you're not an Apple employee, you shouldn't feel too envious. Third party cloud services, like Dropbox for instance, are much more versatile than iCloud, which really only functions the way Apple wants it to.