MobileMe Members' Free iCloud Term Has Ended
When iCloud supplanted MobileMe in 2011, Apple gave paying MobileMe customers an additional 20 GB of iCloud storage as a parting gift of sorts in appreciation of their purchase.
As MMi explained at the time, the storage was to be discontinued in September of 2012 but Apple ended up giving users another year of free storage.
Well, that complimentary iCloud storage plan expired yesterday.
For customers who use more than 5 GB of storage, they will now be required to purchase an additional 10 GB of storage for $20/year, 20 GB for $40/year, or 50 GB for $100/year.
If you didn't upgrade, you were automatically placed in the free 5GB territory. If, however, you are above the
5GB threshold, you probably noticed the cessation of a handful of iCloud features - iCloud Backup, Documents in the Cloud, and iCloud Mail.
According to Apple, users in this camp can either delete data from the cloud or pay up and upgrade to a suitable plan.