Numerous iCloud Services Down for Up to 8% of Users

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icloudstatus According to Apple's iCloud System Status page, 8% of iCloud users cannot currently use any iCloud service except mail or iChat. The site gives no suggestion of a cause for the outage, nor a timetable for fixing it -- other than to say services will be restored as soon as possible. On Tuesday, iCloud experienced a widespread FaceTime, iMessage and Game Center outage that lasted nearly two hours.

Update: It appears the outage is now limited to Documents in the Cloud only.

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101 months ago
sure when I send in iCloud services being down, it never gets posted on MacRumors. but when someone else sends it in, it gets posted. IS IT BECAUSE I'M ASIAN?
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101 months ago
outages are not caused by sandy storm, but instead, a very bad piece of malware called: Unhappy2012.Forstall.icloudDDoS
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101 months ago
This is a shock?

Apple and online services have never mixed and probably never will. It doesn't matter how much money they throw at it.

It would be great to be optimistic about thing and hope they improve but after a decade of constant screw ups and let downs it very difficult to do.

Apple's biggest problem is they have all these iToy's using the very small infrastructure they have placing it under extreme stress. To keep things running smoothly they should have had these new data centres built 5 years ago when they started the iToy's. That way they could have measured demand from one launch to another and set future plans for infrastructure expansion into motion ahead of time.

Instead they wait till the horse has bolted to close the stable door.
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101 months ago
...Which is why people shouldn't rely on 'cloud' services.
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101 months ago
Also up for down to 92% of users. It is not known at this time if standing on one's head makes a difference.
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101 months ago
So unbelievably lame. Apple, get it together. Time for Eddy Cue to step up and make sure this kind of weekly downtime garbage ends. I hope he can do that.

Maybe Cook ought to set aside $20BB or so to poach as many Google and Amazon engineers as possible and set their cloud services on the right path.
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