Apple Extends Free iCloud Storage for MobileMe Users Until September 2013

Posted in Apple News on 08/10/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


When Apple discoutinued their paid MobileMe service last year in favor of the free iCloud service, they offered former MobileMe subscribers an extra 20GB of storage, both as a thank you, and to help users adjust from the 20GB of storage MobileMe offered to the 5GB of free storage offered through iCloud.

Apple has now extended that offer for an additional year, and has been sending the following email around to those who qualify for the upgrade:

When you moved your MobileMe account to iCloud, we provided you with a complimentary storage upgrade beyond the standard 5GB that comes with an iCloud account to help you with the transition. Originally, this storage upgrade was set to expire on September 30, 2012.

As a thank you to our former MobileMe members, we will continue to provide you with this complimentary storage upgrade at no charge, for an additional year, until September 30, 2013. No action is required on your part. For complete details, please read this article.

Thank you again for using iCloud,

iCloud Team

I just received my email today, so it appears Apple is still in the process of sending these out to former MobileMe users. Have any of you who should qualify for the bonus storage not received this email yet? Let us know in the comments!

  • Gennady from far far away.

    I am. But I have bought 50gb storage plan. So I guess Apple is not going to extend my MobileMe subscription this time.

  • Austin

    I received my email two days ago. Thanks Apple!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.