Apple announces iCloud+, which brings privacy enhancements built into current payment plans. Apple has announced new features for iCloud, and specifically to our Apple ID, during the opening keynote of WWDC 2021, such as improvements to reset our password or to have a legacy to transfer the day we die.
And it has also announced the arrival of iCloud+, a service that allows us to fully encrypt the content we see while surfing the Internet. Or what amounts to the same thing: a VPN in terms of privacy, except that Apple has not used this term to refer to it. The official name used by Apple is “Private Relay”.
Another function that integrates this “plus” of iCloud is “Hide my Email”, something inherited from the private logins that use variable mails with Apple’s domain to avoid using our email to log in to third-party websites, something announced at the WWDC 2019. That way, we save ourselves -potentially- from ending up receiving spam emails or our address ending up in unwanted hands. Now we will also be able to use this feature to send emails, not just for logins.
iCloud+ is integrated into all current iCloud payment plans, at no additional cost.
iCloud+ also allows you to add videos recorded with security cameras integrated into HomeKit, and also in an unlimited way: we can add as many cameras as we want. The videos recorded by these cameras do not take up space in iCloud.
iCloud+ is part of all current payment plans, which start at $0.99 per month in exchange for 50GB of storage, as well as integrated into all Apple One plans. These new features will reach all users of current iCloud payment plans at no extra cost.