Several Apple services experiencing outages – iCloud, iMessage, more

Several Apple services experiencing outages – iCloud, iMessage, more
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.

source: Apple & BGR

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25 Comments

1. ilia1986 unregistered

Hallelujah! :)

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It's because the Windows Phone 8 announcement was shacky, unfortunately Apples services couldn't handle it.

3. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

awesome...

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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 !

5. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

maybe theyre at their suing limit for the month and had to turn off certain features to accomadate for it.

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

LMFAO!!! Or perhaps iOs isn't perfect after all.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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!

8. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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....

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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.

11. drodriguezsd

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

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!

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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 :)

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

because google has never had an issue with their services right?

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

actually.. no. not once.

12. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

my iMessage has been working.

25. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

so you got thumbed down b/c your services WERE actually working during the outage? LOL, smh so childish...these fandroids man, i tell you.

13. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Guys, this isn't funny. It means regular folks out there can't use their devices.

23. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

you are talking about the "rich people", because all us Android people are poor.. lol

14. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

These are the dumbest posts i've seen so far on this site.

15. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

ihack

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

the trolls are unoriginal as usual

17. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

NOOOO! My Itouch is messing up on bluetooth and I need to back it up before I warranty it!

19. amazinghorse

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

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.

20. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

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.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

exactly they're pathetic

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