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MobileMe paid disk space users get extension until at least September

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MobileMe paid disk space users get extension until at least September
Are you one of the many who just can't seem to let go of MobileMe because you've got paid storage? Apple has a bit of great news for you. It's  decided to extend the previous MobileMe paid storage bonus a little longer, this time until at least September. What this means for you is that if you've got the 20GB MobileMe paid subscription, you can move it over to iCloud and enjoy 40GB. If you've purchased the 40GB or 60GB iteration, you'll receive a bonus of 50GB additional storage to pack up your digital things and move over to the iCloud platform.

It seems Apple is really serious about getting as many people as possible moved off of the legacy MobileMe product, which is set to shutter on June 30, 2012. Last month, Apple was offering existing Mac OS X Leopard customers free copies of Mac OS X Snow Leopard in attempts to entice users over to the newer iCloud product.

The subscription-based MobileMe product was announced several years ago with mixed results, as many users felt the value wasn't good enough for the price paid. Last year, then-CEO Steve Jobs announced the replacement release of iCloud, the new free, cloud-based sync mechanism that features  the capability to backup iOS devices, sync calendars among all iOS devices, centralize contacts, and more.

source: Apple via Engadget

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posted on 11 May 2012, 08:43

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5802; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I suspect the migration off of MobileMe hasn't gone as well as had been hoped for. I have been on MobileMe since 2002 (when it was Mac.com) and I haven't migrated to iCloud.

posted on 11 May 2012, 13:36

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Migration to iCloud is just fine. I did it a few weeks after it was possible and had no ill effects. The reason they are doing this is because iDisk is going away completely and a lot of folks still use it. So they are giving folks extra time to keep it. I just wish they wouldn't abandon it. Now I've gotta go to drop box. I wouldn't even mind paying for iDisk, but Apple wants to can it...

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