Apple & US carriers partner are offering free two months of icloud's 200-gigabyte:\u00a0This is only available to new (paid) iCloud customers and is nominally meant to ensure they "have enough space to safely back up all the important things on your iPhone, like photos, videos, files, and apps" so the data can be restored once a new phone arrives. This also works for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.\r\n\r\nApple has actually been offering\u00a030-day trials\u00a0of its paid tiers since May, so in reality, the new promotion is simply an extra month on top of that. People who sign up will also be charged $2.99 per month after the deal expires unless they cancel.\r\n\r\niCloud only includes 5 gigabytes of data for free, which for many people is just enough for a single device backup. In the U.S. Apple charges 99 cents per month for 50 gigabytes, $2.99 for 200 gigabytes, and $9.99 for 2 terabytes.\r\n\r\nThe company is expected to reveal\u00a0three new iPhones\u00a0next month at its usual\u00a0September press event. These include 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED models, and a less expensive 6.1-inch LCD device. It's possible that Apple could once again bump up maximum local storage to\u00a0512 gigabytes, which would keep iPhones competitive with\u00a0Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.