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Apple extends MobileMe 20GB storage through September 30

updated 09:52 pm EDT, Sat May 5, 2012

Apple entices transitions to iCloud

Apple's effort to complete its sunsetting of MobileMe continued today, with the company quietly announcing an extension of its offer to MobileMe users of 20GB of free storage on iCloud. MobileMe subscribers switching to iCloud will receive 20GB of free storage until September 30, 2012.

Apple has been urging MobileMe users to upgrade to its iCloud storage system since introducing the system last year. The free additional storage was initially intended to expire on June 30. After September 30, former MobileMe customers switching to iCloud will have the option to pay for the additional storage or downgrade to the free 5GB plan Apple offers. The free upgrade offer will expire on September 30.

The extension is notable in that Apple did not widely announce it: it appeared in an update to the company's MobileMe-iCloud transition page some time after April 30. Apple has been gradually improving customers' incentives to switch to iCloud, hinting last year that some MobileMe features could return to iCloud, and offering MobileMe customers free upgrades to OS X Snow Leopard for switching.

by MacNN Staff



  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple's biggest gaff

    in a very long time. There are MILLIONS relying on MobileMe. Pulling the plug on them is going to create untold resentment. There are people out of the loop that are going to suddenly realize MobileMe has stopped, they are going to call AppleCare and find out, and they are going to spit the freaking dummy.

  1. chas_m




    They gave you MORE THAN NINE MONTHS to get your stuff off your iDisk, Gallery et al. In fact, Apple gave it to you for more than nine months FOR FREE. AND sent you several emails warning you about it when they did it and after that.

    "People out of the loop" is apparently your euphemism for "the willfully ignorant and in denial."

    As one of those who will be inconvenienced by the loss of the Mobile Me gallery, I really don't have a lot of sympathy for these people you claim are "out of the loop." It's one thing to be lazy ... I'm still in the process of moving my pictures over to another service ... but it's quite another thing to be clueless.

  1. cartoonspin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I agree

    9 months and the users will all of sudden yell at Apple. Get with the program. Things change and they have made it easy and with incentives. What more could they do. Nothing else in my opinion.

  1. Double_UK

    Joined: Dec 1969


    20 GB?

    I guess this offer is US-only. I've not received an offer like that as European Mobile Me user.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    One reason to move...

    there are too much glitches on MobileMe. Synching between address book and iCal is not always working properly. iCloud is so far so good dealing with those syncing issue.

  1. dprimary

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    Lion and iCloud is such mess it might take me 9 months to fix everything it has broken.

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