Apple Gives Additional Year of Increased iCloud Storage to Former MobileMe Members

Last year, when MobileMe transitioned from a pay-service to the the free iCloud, Apple gave an additional 20 GB of storage to former MobileMe subscribers as a thank you. The bonus storage beyond the standard 5 GB included free of charge with iCloud was supposed to be downgraded at the end of September, but in an email today, Apple said it extended the complimentary storage for an additional year, to September 30, 2013.

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When you moved your MobileMe account to iCloud, we provided you with a complimentary storage upgrade beyond the standard 5GB that comes with an iCloud account to help you with the transition. Originally, this storage upgrade was set to expire on September 30, 2012.

As a thank you to our former MobileMe members, we will continue to provide you with this complimentary storage upgrade at no charge, for an additional year, until September 30, 2013. No action is required on your part. For complete details, please read this article.

Thank you again for using iCloud,

iCloud Team

Apple notes that users received either 10 GB, 20 GB, or 50 GB of additional storage -- on top of iCloud's standard 5 GB -- depending on the amount of MobileMe storage the user was paying for when the service transitioned to iCloud.

Top Rated Comments

davidjearly Avatar
118 months ago
Apple offer something for free, and people complain.

Unbelievable. Good job, Apple.
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
briansolomon Avatar
118 months ago
Cool, can I have my iDisk back now? :rolleyes:
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
easy4lif Avatar
118 months ago
the 25gb is pretty worthless to me without iDisk access. Im currently using .02GB and have 24.98 free
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mebsat Avatar
118 months ago
Translation

Our cloud engineers couldn't figure out how to do the migration correctly, so since it doesn't really cost us much, keep it for another year.

It sure beats listening to everyone freak out when we delete all your data, instead of just the extra stuff.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mavis Avatar
118 months ago
So much for 2050.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DJsteveSD Avatar
118 months ago
should get at least 5gbs per iOS device you own/use!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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