MobileMe users get free 20 GB iCloud extention

When Apple first announced its plans for the iCloud storage service in June 2011, it also announced that its previous MobileMe service would close its doors. If a subscriber had a MobileMe account before June 6th, the service would be extended until June 30th, 2012 with no other additional costs.

Apple also gave MobileMe users 20 GB of free hard drive space on iCloud to help in their transition; the normal amount of free storage space is 5 GB on iCloud. Now it appears that MobileMe users will have a few more months to use that extra free iCloud space.

An FAQ page on Apple's website has been updated to show that the free 20 GB of space will now expire on September 30th, 2012, rather than June 30th. There's no word why Apple extended the deadline for the free storage space while the MobileMe shutdown date remains the same.

After September 30th, the former MobileMe users will go back to the normal 5 GB of free space, although they can pay for the extra storage space if they choose.

Since iCloud was officially launched last fall, Apple said over 125 million users have signed up for the cloud-based storage service.

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Can't do much with it. Without iDisk, iWeb, or Mobile Gallery all that iCloud storage is good for what? Backups? No thanks. With WiFi backups to my laptop I like that more.

Shadrack said,
Can't do much with it. Without iDisk, iWeb, or Mobile Gallery all that iCloud storage is good for what? Backups? No thanks. With WiFi backups to my laptop I like that more.

Backups wasting space on my pc vs having them in the cloud. No thanks.

I like being able to swap my phone or dfu and restore it instantly without having to worry about my pc. Those says are gone. iCloud is convient.

Also, iCloud is personalized and I like that over people accidentally opening up a gallery they had on mobile to anyone. You know how many complaints apple got? Now less people bitch because photo stream does the same thing on YOUR DEVICES that you set it up on. No more "I never set up my gallery to be public you guys must have some how".

I hate customers like that at work.

To each their own . I like to also have Time Machine backups of my device backups so I can go back to previously dated backups if need be.

McKay said,
My iPhone Backups are over 5GB, what the heck is going to happen to me in September?

Start off loading your camera roll too your computer (thats the biggest part of your backup most likely) or start backing up too your pc OR pay for more space.

I have a 64gb phone who's backup was way too big in 2 months of launch day and I bought 20 more gbs lol. I like the convience of automatic backups then having to tether it too my pc