While Greece has been experiencing a dilemma regarding its financial status, landing in great debt, Apple seems to have taken a step towards giving help towards the people who were affected, and are making use of its iCloud service.
According to a recent report by ZDNet, the Cupertino-based company will not be charging users of iCloud in Greece for the next month.
According to a statement by Apple regarding the issue:
Our sympathies are with our customers in Greece who have experienced an interruption in their iCloud accounts as a result of the fiscal crisis. To ensure our customers in Greece continue to have access to their content stored in iCloud during this difficult time, we've extended their iCloud storage plans for an extra 30 days at no additional cost.
Initially, due to the financial turmoil, users of iCloud are unable to make credit card transactions or bank account transfers, deeming them incapable of paying for the service. Also, originally, affected users were notified that because of the crisis, their storage would roll back to just 5 GB, the inceptive storage for iCloud. The service normally costs €0.99 for 20 GB of cloud storage, up to €19.99, equivalent to one terabyte of storage.
In light of the worsening issue, Apple sent an email to its iCloud users, regarding the aid it is giving out to Greek users. The email mentioned that the 30 days free storage will be applied from the last time that the user renewed his/her iCloud subscription.