Apart from announcing a handful of exciting stuff at the WWDC Apple has also announced that it will be bringing down the subscription fee for the 2TB iCLoud storage plan. Apple has literally halved the subscription fee to $9.99/month as opposed to the earlier $19.99. The 1TB Plan which used to earlier cost $9.99/month stands withdrawn.
Starting from now iCloud subscription would cost $0.99/month for 50GB, $2.99 for 200GB while the new 2TB Plan will cost $9.99/month. That being said there is no change in free storage tier which is still at 5GB. While Google Drive and Dropbox charge similar fees for its 2TB Plan, the iCloud is still better since it can be split amongst the family members. For instance, if you have four family members using iCloud they can all share the 2TB Data quota and pay only $9.99 per month. The iCloud Family Sharing is a new feature that was recently announced for iOS11 and the macOS High Sierra.
That being said Microsoft offers a maximum of 1TB at $6.99/month. However, this also includes Office 365. Apple will automatically upgrade the users on 1TB Plan to 2TB Plan without any additional charges starting from June 5. On the contrary, Apple has not made any changes in other tiers of iCloud subscriptions. All said and done the 2TB iCloud deal is still decent and the very fact that it can be used for the entire family via the new iCloud Family Sharing just makes the deal better.
On a related note, Apple has also bought the iMessage to the iCloud which means that users can just log in from any device and all of their messages will be waiting for them. The iMessage has also been overhauled to store the backup messages in smaller files directly on the cloud without holding the device storage hostage.