Several Apple services experiencing outages – iCloud, iMessage, more
posted by Charlene S. / Jun 20, 2012, 1:50 PM
We’re not sure if it’s the heat wave in the east affecting a data center, the wave of Windows 8 news taking over the web, or something completely unrelated, but several Apple services have just gone down.
iCloud went down about an hour ago. Apple’s official system status page states that as of 10:45 PDT, users may be unable to access iCloud services. There have also been reports of intermittent issues with iMessage, the developer portal websites, and the iTunes store.
No word yet on the official cause, how widespread the issue is, or an eta on a fix, but we will be sure to keep you updated as the story develops.
Update: Apple has updated the iCloud status page to say “Normal services will be restored ASAP.” It now details “Users Affected” as “Some.”
Update 2: According to Apple, as of 1:06 Pacific / 4:06 Eastern, all service has been restored.
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Could be the result of a server error,general routine maintainence or perhaps when apple was doing their weekly spying and tracking of ifans icloud data they caused an outage,they will have it back soon no doubt !
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 2:28 PM 8
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introducing iOS's newest feature .. iWait! now you too can wait for basic services to work. patented.. now anyone who waits for anything can be sued by apple!
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 4:06 PM 8
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So funny. I'm sure ifans will really be happy with it's newest iOS feature. Apple forgot to announce it last week, so sheep iWait for a week to announce it. Taco and gallitoking will be pretty excited about it.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 4:29 PM 0
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iWait is a subset of the features included in iCan't. As in iCan't: -Send your email to non-Me.com domains (conspiracy to require all iApple users to move to Me.com), -Process iMessage traffic to non-iMessage addresses (further conspiracy to require all iApple users to have an AppleID). -Upload photos taken with an iDevice to anything other than iCloud. -And, and, and. In other words, if you try to escape iJail, you will be hunted down and dragged back to iJail....
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 4:45 PM 3
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Even though I have an iPhone 4S on my second line this is exactly why I will never give up my DROID and Android. iOS with iTunes and iCloud is too limiting and relies to heavily on network connectivity as it is, I can't imagine the frustration of the services being down even with network coverage. Moreover, this only reaffirms the need for removable and 'swappable' memory. I would hate to be iRestricted to iCloud right now.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 5:44 PM 2
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I'm in San Diego, CA and iMessage, FaceTime, and iCloud still aren't working! As well as my friends & family who also have iPhones!
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 6:13 PM 0
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you should ask your friends with android how text, gtalk, fring, and google sync are working. the answer is wonderfully since they are not all tied together :)
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 8:07 PM 2
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my iMessage has been working.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 6:17 PM 1
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Guys, this isn't funny. It means regular folks out there can't use their devices.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 6:26 PM 0
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I am listening to Nine Inch Nails right now. I haven't done that for like 9 years. I am not naked right now, though. I know that many of you will be disappointed by that. Servers go done sometimes. Siri was a pile of poop at launch because Apple's servers couldn't handle the traffic.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 11:12 PM 1
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i seemed to be unaffected by the outage...but i don't use Siri or iCloud all that often. so Apple's servers have an outage - what's the big deal? Wireless carriers have them...cable providers...Playstation Network. Fandroids can't help themselves to take every opportunity to bash Apple. Its practically everyone who hates iOS posting on this article. If you're not interested in iOS, why do you have so much to say about it? The jealousy over Apple's popularity is off the charts from the Android community...& pretty infantile. I thought ya'll were supposed to be the smarter ones.
posted on Jun 20, 2012, 11:37 PM 2
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