Apple Notifying Former MobileMe Customers of Impending iCloud Storage Downgrade

In 2011, when iCloud replaced MobileMe, Apple gave paying MobileMe customers an additional 20GB of iCloud storage as a thank you for their purchase. That storage was to be discontinued in September of 2012, but Apple ended up giving MobileMe users another year of storage for free.

Now, however, the complimentary iCloud storage plan will be expiring at the end of next month, on September 30th.

iCloud Storage Downgrade
For customers using more than 5GB of storage, they will be required to purchase an additional 10GB of storage for $20/year, 20GB for $40/year, or 50GB for $100/year, or a number of iCloud features -- iCloud Backup, Documents in the Cloud, and iCloud Mail -- will stop working on the 30th until the issue is resolved.

Top Rated Comments

azentropy Avatar
115 months ago
You should get 5gb for EACH iOS device you have purchased and are using. When you have multiple devices using the same iCloud account it can fill pretty quickly.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Patriot24 Avatar
115 months ago
If customers had their way:



:D
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eminemdrdre00 Avatar
115 months ago
What a slap in the face! Yahoo gives away 1TB of free photo storage on Flickr, and Apple has to take away 15GB of the 20GB they gave to customers?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Northgrove Avatar
115 months ago
Silly of Apple to cause a commotion over 15 GB in this day and age. :p

They should just have made a special hidden tier of iCloud storage for grandfathered accounts which had 20 GB for free.

They've proven that they had the ability to accomodate for 100% of all MobileMe users having 20 GB, so capacity is obviously not an issue for them. iCloud storage upgrades are also hardly a major source of income for Apple to fight over either.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techpr Avatar
115 months ago
My feeling is Apple is going backwards instead of forward :rolleyes:
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Derekuda Avatar
115 months ago
Just sign up for SkyDrive for better email, better storage, cheaper upgrades, and better service.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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