Complimentary iCloud Storage Term Ends for Ex-MobileMe Members
After notifying former MobileMe members that their complimentary iCloud storage has expired, Apple has moved forward with bumping down to the free 5 GB storage for those members who didn’t wish to purchase a storage plan (via MacRumors).
For those using more than 5 GB of storage, Apple offered the choice between reducing the amount of iCloud storage and purchasing a storage plan with a larger amount of storage than they are currently using.
iCloud was introduced in 2011, and it comes with 5 GB of free storage for photos, iPhone/iPad backups and other items. Back then, Apple also announced that MobileMe subscribers who were on paid subscription plans would be offered a free iCloud upgrade equivalent to their current storage plan for a year. Apple later extended this period to September 30, 2013.
For those in need of extra storage plans, the iCloud offer looks like this: $20/year for an additional 10 GB, $40/year for 20 GB, and $100/year for 50 GB.