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Apple's Services Suffering Another Outage as iCloud Sign-In and iTunes Store Go Down

Users of Apple's online services may be experiencing yet another outage today, with the company's system status page showing issues with both iCloud account sign-in and the iTunes Store over the past several hours. Apple's status page does not reveal the percentage of users experiencing issues, noting only that "some" users are affected, but we have received a number of reports about the services being down.

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Outages of Apple's services have been relatively common occurrences, with occasional iMessage outages being among the most noticeable for users.

Update: Apple has now expanded its outage list to include Apple ID and Game Center, although it indicates that iTunes Store issues have been resolved.

Update 2: As of 10:30 AM Pacific Time, Apple indicates that the last of the outages have been resolved.

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17 months ago

Maybe they're working on secret things to come in the future and messing up here and there


Must be some secret. They've been working on it for at least 10 years.

.mac sucked.
mobileme sucked
icloud isn't much of an improvement

You'd think with over $100 billion in the bank they could afford to hire someone who knows how to run an online service.
Rating: 16 Votes
17 months ago

Blaa, blaa. Name a service that doesn't occasionally falter or a piece of equipment that doesn't break.


But Apple's services do not occasionally suffer problems, they regularly suffer problems. That's why people get annoyed.
Rating: 12 Votes
17 months ago

I find it increasingly difficult to understand the lack of tolerance for Apple.

Asclepio: “why apple always sucked on online services?”

Snowshiro: “ You'd think with over $100 billion in the bank they could afford
to hire someone who knows how to run an online service.”

You’ve never heard of iTunes? That free application that revolutionized the music industry?

Sure it sucks when something doesn’t work. Ask the guy who drives a $70,000+ car if he’s upset when something breaks. The Internet is a machine. It is going to break from time-to-time. That’s life.

I’m old enough to know what MTBF really means and experienced my share of drive failures. Users under the age of 35 have no real appreciation for how incredibly reliable electronics have become over the past two decades. Sure stuff is supposed to work 100% of the time. That’s the goal, but let’s cut the snotty and baseless remarks. We don’t know what the source of the problem is. It could be a squirrel that ate through a cable, or a cyber attack. If Mr. Smartypants Snowshiro is so smart, why isn't he working for Apple? Clearly he knows enough to have prevented the problem.

Go buy a Windows PC and see how many times a week you run into serious problems of all sorts. For those of you who live in an error free life, I'd love to know what brand of car you drive, television you watch, appliances you use, etc. If you can’t cope with this bump in the road, I certainly don’t want to be anywhere near you when real trouble strikes.


iTunes is a big steaming pile of crap
Rating: 12 Votes
17 months ago

I find it increasingly difficult to understand the lack of tolerance for Apple.

Asclepio: “why apple always sucked on online services?”

Snowshiro: “ You'd think with over $100 billion in the bank they could afford
to hire someone who knows how to run an online service.”

You’ve never heard of iTunes? That free application that revolutionized the music industry?

Sure it sucks when something doesn’t work. Ask the guy who drives a $70,000+ car if he’s upset when something breaks. The Internet is a machine. It is going to break from time-to-time. That’s life.

I’m old enough to know what MTBF really means and experienced my share of drive failures. Users under the age of 35 have no real appreciation for how incredibly reliable electronics have become over the past two decades. Sure stuff is supposed to work 100% of the time. That’s the goal, but let’s cut the snotty and baseless remarks. We don’t know what the source of the problem is. It could be a squirrel that ate through a cable, or a cyber attack. If Mr. Smartypants Snowshiro is so smart, why isn't he working for Apple? Clearly he knows enough to have prevented the problem.

Go buy a Windows PC and see how many times a week you run into serious problems of all sorts. For those of you who live in an error free life, I'd love to know what brand of car you drive, television you watch, appliances you use, etc. If you can’t cope with this bump in the road, I certainly don’t want to be anywhere near you when real trouble strikes.


You must be old enough to know what redundancy means?
Rating: 11 Votes
17 months ago
Blaa, blaa. Name a service that doesn't occasionally falter or a piece of equipment that doesn't break.

Half of you wouldn't even have known about it until you read it on here and even less will be affected. All working fine on my devices.

Take a chill-pill folks or even better, get a life...
Rating: 10 Votes
17 months ago

Maybe they're working on secret things to come in the future and messing up here and there


Seems like plain old incompetence to me. This is a regular occurrence so clearly something is not right.
Rating: 10 Votes
17 months ago
Welcome to the cloud.
Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago
why apple always sucked on online services?
Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago
I find it funny that people rush to Apple's defense by trying to throw Google and Microsoft under the bus... yet both of them have online services that don't quite have as much downtime as Apple.

:confused:
Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago
Apple is the worst company to be with at this point. They were known for computers not cloud. Good thing I didn't purchase additional space for cloud.
Rating: 8 Votes

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