Back in September, Apple began notifying former MobileMe customers that the extra 20GB of iCloud storage that they received for free just for transferring to its new service was set to end on September 30. The Cupertino company stated that users must upgrade their plan and start paying for their storage, or downgrade to the free 5GB plan given to every iCloud customer as standard.
But it seems Apple may have had a change of heart. MobileMe customers are now reporting that their free storage has been extended to September 30, 2050!
No, that’s not a typo — Apple appears to have extended the gesture for another 38 years.
It’s unclear whether this is a bug or a mistake on Apple’s part. But for now, former MobileMe users still have their free storage. To see if yours has been extended, open up the Settings app on your iOS device, then tap ‘iCloud’ and then ‘Account’. Beneath the Storage Plan options, your device will state when your plan is set to expire.
It seems strange that Apple would extend the free storage by 38 years without offering any explanation, especially since the move comes just days after it said the free offer was ending. So it may be worth keeping an eye on your plan to see if it changes again over the next few days. We’re certainly hoping it won’t, but we’re not entirely convinced this move was intentional.