This is not exactly the century talks, provided that the terms do not change in the near future. The team 9to5Mac noted that 200GB iCloud tier costs $ 3 a month, and Apple has already offered 30-day iCloud attempts since May. This would mean more if Apple offered access for a longer period of time, about six months with Apple Music for subscribers to Verinson's newer plans. It's safe to say that this will not hover you against an iPhone if freebie is a crucial factor ̵
It does not seem to the goal here, though. Instead, Apple looks to use the iPhone Upgrade Cycle as a chance to spur its growing services. It's hoping that iPhone owners will see a comprehensive backup (for most users, anyway) like just amazing enough to be willing to spend a little money every year to maintain that security network. This will not satisfy the many wishing that ICloud's free level will offer more than a small 5GB space, but it's a confirmation that Apple must be more aggressive if it is to compete with Google Drive or Dropbox.