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Monday, June 02, 2014, 11:27 am PT (02:27 pm ET)

Apple announces cheaper iCloud storage plans, Photos for Mac coming in early 2015

Apple's dedicated Photos application will be making the leap from iPhone and iPad to the Mac early next year, giving users the ability to view all of their pictures synced with iCloud, which will also see a price cut with new, cheaper cloud storage plans.




Photos for Mac was demonstrated at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday. It was shown alongside the new Photos app coming with iOS 8, which will launch for iPhone and iPad later this year.

Photos on all platforms includes new editing capabilities, which were shown off by Apple's software chief Craig Federighi. In one demonstration, he showcased the ability to crop, adjust angle and improve colors on an outdoor photo.




With Photos devices will sync all photos as well as videos in their original format and resolution. Photos will sync with iCloud storage, which comes with 5 gigabytes, and files can even be viewed from a browser.

To help those who might have large photo libraries, Apple is also introducing new pricing for iCloud subscriptions. Users can access 20 gigabytes of cloud storage for 99 cents per month, or 200 gigabytes for $3.99 per month. Plans up to 1 terabyte will be available.