Before the change
The change that we are talking about comes as a surprise since it has been widely known that Apple charges a total of 99 dollars when it comes to data transfers. It means that you would have to pay 99 dollars extra on top of paying for the new Mac model as compensation for transferring the bulk load of data from the old model to the new one. It is quite inconvenient when you have thousands of files you need in your new device and on top of that, you have to pay extra charges to extract that and send it to its new home.
The first news
This news was first broken down by TidBit News who said the magic words first, “Beginning April 2, there will be no cost for data migrations with the purchase of a new Mac or data transfers with a repair.”
What does change mean?
The news means that Apple has taken off the extra service fees it took for sending your data from your old Mac to your new one. However, now with wireless internet and cloud sharing, you can easily do the data migration yourself with the help of Migration Assistant and iCloud. If you do not have much confidence in your technical skills, you can leave it up to Apple to transfer the whole load to your new device without a hitch. You might want to consider leaving your device at the showroom which does call for a bit of worry over the fact that someone might steal your data, but that is just a risk that you have to take. Apple is no longer charging extra for doing the data transfers which allows you to sit back and relax while they do the manual labour.