June 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM ET
Apple's new iCloud storage service will conveniently house your iPhone backups, calendars, or other data, but what happens when you use up all your allotted space? You'll just not be able to upload more data, right? Not exactly.
According to a screenshot posted by MacRumors, hitting your iCloud quota — which is 5GB, unless you've purchased more storage — means that you will no longer receive emails to your @me.com or @mac.com account. As Ars Technica points out, this isn't exactly overly surprising. After all, why should Apple hand you more space than what you're allotted or paying for?
The pesky part about the whole arrangement is simply that it shouldn't take too long to use up 5GB since your iPhone will be automatically backed up each day. So unless Apple allows us to designate how much iCloud space we wish to reserve for emails, we suspect we'll awkwardly explain why emails to us are bouncing on a regular basis.
At least it's a good excuse to blow off messages we don't want to deal with ... right?