Apple gives MobileMe users free iCloud storage boost
This is another example of how Apple tries, in its ham-handed way, to make iCloud and the required (Leopard to) Snow Leopard to Lion upgrade seem more appealing or at the very least somewhat more fair. MobileMe subscribers that paid for additional storage will get extension of more of the same after transition to Apple’s new online multi-service.
MobileMe members with 20GB of purchased storage receive a complimentary iCloud storage upgrade of 20GB, and accounts with additional purchased storage (40GB to 60GB) receive a complimentary upgrade of 50GB after moving to iCloud. These free upgrades are good through September 30th, 2012. After that date, you can continue the upgrade at the regular price or let it expire and use the free 5GB plan — FAQ About the MobileMe Transition and iCloud.
So, 40GB buyers get an extra 10GB just ‘cuz and 60GB subscribers lose the same amount because… That’s just odd.
And, the relative few people affected collectively issued a dejected, “meh” (I didn’t hear it either, but the feeling was palpable).
Well, Leopard and Snow Leopard users wanting to make the leap to OS X 10.7 Lion, a baseline iCloud requirement, will need to first check to see if their Mac is compatible.
For Leopard users, Apple’s giving away free copies of Snow Leopard, a $29 value that sets you up to spend $29 for OS X Lion.
See what I mean by ham handed? Sometimes Apple, even or perhaps especially under Steve Jobs, behaves strangely…
What’s your take?