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  • Some iCloud Users Finding a Pleasant 25GB Surprise



    Apple has had a rough day in terms of glitches in their iTunes and iCloud ecosystems, with the latest slip up guaranteeing some iCloud members 25GB of storage until the year 2050.

    The glitch, first spotted by TUAW, just so happens to be showing up on the day former MobileMe members were supposed to drop down to the 5GB free storage limit of current iCloud users. Earlier in the year Apple announced that they would be giving MobileMe customers an additional 20GB of cloud storage space for free. It appears when Apple scheduled their systems to remove the 20GB perk the system granted some people 25GB of storage for an extended period of time instead.

    Still, it is not clear if the glitch is a result of the changes in MobileMe and iCloud or if itís just a terrible error, unless youíve been granted 25GB for life. Apple hasnít officially recognized the situation and those affected are still wondering if this benevolent glitch will be permanent or not. All signs point to no.

    Expect Apple to quickly rectify the situation.

    Source: TUAW [via AppleInsider]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Some iCloud Users Finding a Pleasant 25GB Surprise started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Ruffy559's Avatar
      Ruffy559 -
      Everybody loves a little more memory
    1. windowsdan's Avatar
      windowsdan -
      Attachment 613352

      I have the same thing!! It still hasn't been resolved ... so here's hoping

      Dan D
    1. alan2022000's Avatar
      alan2022000 -
      Same for me. My plan was due to downgrade soon as I didn't even use 5gb so no point in buying 25gb
    1. FlyingJoey's Avatar
      FlyingJoey -
      Very interesting... I hope it's permanent. I'm already getting 25 gigs on my SkyDrive for free too.
    1. baRRy boRRis's Avatar
      baRRy boRRis -
      I doubt that the extra storage will remain free. Slip ups like this happen all the time and are sorted out quickly. Last year I preordered the £700 64GB iPhone 4S for £50 from Tesco. Hours later my preorder had been cancelled and the prices fixed.
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      Has anyone seen a downgrade yet? Not sure when it's supposed to go down to 5gigs but I thought it was today.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FlyingJoey View Post
      Very interesting... I hope it's permanent. I'm already getting 25 gigs on my SkyDrive for free too.
      Me too. I just wish skydive was more useful like google drive. I find myself using google drive more, even though I only have their standard 5gb
    1. iBanks's Avatar
      iBanks -
      Same here and would be great if it remains locked in.
    1. braikes's Avatar
      braikes -
      I got the free until 2050
    1. unclebnz's Avatar
      unclebnz -
      Quote Originally Posted by braikes View Post
      I got the free until 2050
      Apple should grandfather us since we were paying for this service. Can anyone say Loyal customer
    1. unseenmagik's Avatar
      unseenmagik -
      Same for me
    1. n3rxs's Avatar
      n3rxs -
      Quote Originally Posted by unclebnz View Post
      Apple should grandfather us since we were paying for this service. Can anyone say Loyal customer
      I agree and so far I have not lost my extra 20GB.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      I have 2050 date too! Yay! And when we're the first downgrades possible? My account has been sitting on Free fir a long time but I don't know when the first updates were slated to go thru. I signed up for iCloud on day 1 it was available. When was that?
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      >2050
      fffuuuuuuuu-