Previous MobileMe customers were on the receiving end of a rather sweet deal when Apple shut down the MobileMe cloud storage service at the end of June, instead relying on iCloud instead, resulting in 20GB of free, extra iCloud data storage during the transitional period whereas others needed to fork out an annual fee of $42 to enjoy that amount of storage. Just like how all good things need to come to an end, so too, is that sweet, promised deal.
Apple has already started to email former MobileMe customers that their free 20GB of additional iCloud storage will no longer be valid at the end of this month (Sunday, September 30th), and those who exceed the free 5GB limit by then will need to fork out more for the additional storage, as well as “backups to iCloud will stop, and apps will no longer be able to save documents to iCloud.” You would do well to check out what are some of the files you have in iCloud that you no longer need in order to remain within the 5GB free storage limit, unless you do not mind paying more for the extra storage, of course.
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