October 1, 2013
Former MobileMe customers will now have to pay for extra iCloud data storage. The 20GB of complimentary storage these folks received when MobileMe closed has expired. In an email received by customers, Apple says that iCloud storage has been automatically adjusted to the free 5GB plan. The message also notes the amount of iCloud storage the person is currently using, and offers information on how to upgrade to a higher plan. When MobileMe went dark in 2011, Apple offered customers 20GB of free iCloud storage for a period of one year. In September 2012, the freebie was extended for another 12 months. Users can bump up iCloud storage via the Settings app in iOS, or through System Preferences on OS X. Additional storage is offered at the following price points:
For more information on today's downgrade, be sure to visit Apple's new support page regarding the news. See also: Apple Takes iOS 7-Inspired iCloud Website Redesign Out Of Beta, Apple Launches iWork For iCloud To Everyone, and Dropbox For Mac Updated With Automatic Screenshot Upload And iPhoto Importer.
- 10 additional GB (15 GB total): $20/year
- 20 additional GB (25 GB total): $40/year
- 50 additional GB (55 GB total): $100/year