Apple released their next smartphone to large parts of the world on Friday, along with iOS 8. And now it appears that Microsoft is taking advantage of the complaints stemming from the lack of space on iPhone 6 phones.
To “get you more storage right away” Microsoft announced that if iPhone users download the OneDrive for iOS app they will get double the amount of storage that is usually made available, meaning that users will have a comfy 30GB of cloud storage.
But there is a bit a catch: you will have to activate the auto upload feature on your camera so that you photos get uploaded to OneDrive systematically between now and the end of September. It is a bit of a surprising (cheeky) move, considering the celebrity pictures that were stolen from Apple’s iCloud server.
“All you have to do is sign up for OneDrive and activate the auto upload feature for your camera roll sometime between now and the end of September, and you will get 30 GB of free OneDrive storage moving forward (15 GB base and 15 GB camera roll bonus),” OneDrive wrote on their blog.
Microsoft is spinning it so that iPhone users won’t have to delete any pictures when they are planning to upgrade to Apple’s iOS 8.
“For those getting ready to install iOS 8, this means you won’t have to delete a bunch of photos or apps to make room for the upgrade. For those buying a new phone, it means you can take all the high resolution photos and videos you want without worrying about the amount of storage you have.”