After Apple introduced iCloud, the company acknowledged that a lot of its longtime MobileMe users would need some time and storage to transition all of their files over to the new service. So, the company gave all MobileMe users an additional 20GB iCloud storage on a temporary basis to help ease the transition. Apple has now notified all users who received the additional storage that their 20GB has been reduced to the free 5GB level.
Apple has alerted users of this, and has posted a support document with details. Now that October has kicked off, users who enjoyed the extra free storage have the option to purchase 10, 20, or even 50GB of storage for $20/year, $40/year, or $100/year, respectively.
Users who are still over the 5GB limit have had their iCloud Backup, Documents in the Cloud, and iCloud Mail shut off until they reduce their storage or purchase a higher storage option. This can be a nuisance, but you can’t say Apple didn’t warn you or give you enough to time to make the move. The additional storage helped a lot of users, but now Apple is asking users to pay up for their server space.