You may recall that it was back in the summer on June 30, 2012 when Apple decided to officially close the doors on its MobileMe service. However, in advance of this hard deadline, Apple did offer MobileMe customers an incentive to upgrade to iCloud.
That incentive came in the form of free online storage space if these users were willing to migrate their accounts to iCloud. The deadline to make this transition ended on Sunday, September 30th, but this was not the end of this story as Apple has now elected to give MobileMe users an additional one year extension. Basically, the new deal is that former MobileMe customers that transitioned to iCloud between October 12th, 2011 and August 1st, 2012, will now get free online storage until next September. As to why Apple made this generous gesture, no one knows. The free space that customers can receive will depend upon just how much the MobileMe customer was paying for prior to the shutdown and it will be in the form of 10GB, 20GB or 50GB. MobileMe customers that move to iCloud and then upgrade their data plan will see the cancellation of the free offer, but if at a later date, they decide to drop their upgrade, they will still receive 5GB of free space.