Apple proffers FREE iCLOUD SUBS to tackle Greek debt crisis

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iThingy flinger Apple has decided enough is enough with poor old Greece, helping solve the EU nation's debt crisis with an offer of free iCloud services - for a month, anyway.

In an email obtained by iPhoneHellas the company said it would offer the one-month only deal to customers currently unable to maintain their subscription due to the apparent breakdown of its economy.

Greece is currently blocking payments to Apple as part of a plan to prevent overseas transfers and subsequently avoid banks from crashing.

"To prevent interruption in your iCloud service during the current fiscal crisis, and to make sure you have access to your content, we've extended your iCloud storage plan for an extra 30 days at no additional cost," said global humanitarian multinational Apple in its all-heart email.

"We won't attempt to charge you for your plan until 30 days after your original renewal date. If we are unable to renew your plan, you may need to reduce the amount of iCloud storage you use."

It added: "It's worth noting that should payments still not be made after the provided 30 days, the company recommends consumers to clear out their iCloud storage (to prevent data loss) and/or look for alternative services they are able to purchase."

Citizens of the much-beleaguered country will no doubt take some very small comfort in being able to access all their stored content while their nation collapses around their ears.

At the time of going to press there was no word on whether the fruity firm, with over $178bn in cash reserves, would actually help pay off the debt, currently standing at $353bn - or at least cough up a few drachma to get Merkel off the Greeks' collective backs. ®

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