I don't get on the band wagon often but this is really bothering me...
I recently did an update to iPhoto and this is what i found out: Apple has changed their storage plans.
If you log into iPhoto or iCloud it will repopulate deleted photos from the past year+/_ or so. In my case it was almost 3k of photos. (luckly, i am not a person who stores a lot on my phone and other devices, but keep them on my computer; which means i go into iPhoto delete or grab them)
Not only do your photos part of your storage plan, but everything in your inbox, all your apps, even the unused ones and sorry to say, any downloaded podcasts on your phone, iPad.
Well I made the mistake of picking the wrong storage plan and I can't downgrade unless i contact apple.
And if you have not noticed it is mandatory to have a card of some sort in iTunes. ( i don't store any cc anywhere, so I had rebate card that I plugged in.)
Did Apple give us the razor and is now selling us the blades at a premium?
Will Google follow? (Will Google charge for storage? Even all those photos on your blog? What about utube videos?)
Do your deleted photos every go away? Will they pop up somewhere years from now?