Former MobileMe members, start packing up your files — Apple's complimentary 20GB of iCloud storage will expire on 30 September and be automatically adjusted to the free 5GB plan.
No further action is necessary for those who have already purchased a storage plan.
The Cupertino-based tech giant launched the promotion in May 2012 in an attempt to comfort those affected by MobileMe's demise offering paying customers a matching 20GB of space in the cloud upon renewing service. The same offer was made to those paying for 40 to 60GB of MobileMe space, trading loyalty for 50GB of iCloud storage.
Then, just when Apple was ready to shut its doors on MobileMe in June, the tech giant extended its expiration date — now set for 30 September.
Anyone who wants to keep their storage after the end of next month will need to pay $40 per year for a 20GB subscription, or take Apple's lowly no-cost 5GB plan.
AppleInsider published an email message sent to ex-MobileMe users, warning them of the upcoming termination.
"As a thank you for being a former MobileMe member, you received a 20GB complimentary storage upgrade when you moved to iCloud," the email said. "Your upgrade expires on September 30, 2013. When it expires, your iCloud storage will be automatically adjusted to the free 5 GB plan."
The message includes the customer's current level of storage usage.
Despite Cupertino's technological successes, MobileMe was never a triumph for Apple. After its launch in 2008, the service succumbed to a number of bugs and an email blackout that hit thousands of subscribers.