Former MobileMe Users Lose 20GB Of Free Storage On September 30

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Remember MobileMe? When Apple transitioned to iCloud, MobileMe users with paid plans were coaxed over with 20GB of complimentary storage. Apple had originally planned to take the free gigabytes away on September 30th, 2012, but the deadline got pushed back another year.

In an email to affected customers today, Apple reminds everyone that the free storage promotion comes to an actual end this year on September 30th.

“When it expires, your iCloud storage will be automatically adjusted to the free 5 GB plan,” explains Apple. “If you exceed your storage plan on September 30, 2013, iCloud Backup, Documents in the Cloud, and iCloud Mail will temporarily stop working.”

If you need more storage than 5GB, you can upgrade your iCloud plan now.

  • smacsteve

    Open letter to Apple…

    You’re cheap and frugal and offering only 5 GB of “free” storage to your customers that pay premium prices is not only paltry by comparison (Flickr is offering a free terabyte) it’s speaks volumes to how you need to learn to appreciate your valuable customers before you loose them to better innovative products that offer more for less.

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