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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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