By Stephen Schenck | October 1, 2012 12:03 PM
Here’s an odd one for you: some Apple users are seeing their iCloud storage plans magically extend themselves through the year 2050, apparently at no cost to the user. Just what’s going on?
You’ll remember that previous MobileMe users were able to transition to iCloud while receiving a temporary upgrade from the normal 5GB free storage to 25GB. That extra free 20GB was supposed to only last through September 30. Instead, as you can see in the above screenshot, those accounts are getting their expiration dates moved up to 2050.
The feeling at the moment seems to be that this is a glitch, and while there are some theories that extra free storage might be Apple’s way of apologizing for its Maps gaff, that doesn’t quite sound right. Especially given the circumstances of when this change occurred, it’s reasonable to think that Apple simply goofed in an automated attempt to move those accounts down to the regular, 5GB free. We’ve yet to hear anything from Apple, but wouldn’t bet too strongly on all this free storage lasting another 38 years.