Users Experiencing Extended iMessage, iCloud Service Outages [Update: Restored]

Apple’s official Services, Stores, and iCloud status page is reporting that multiple services are experiencing an outage that is affecting “less than 1% of users”. Among the services down are iMessage, Photo Stream, and Documents in the Cloud, and according to Apple the services have been out for over eight hours now.

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Multiple Services - Less than 1% of users are affected

Users may be unable to use iCloud Documents, Photo Stream, iPhoto Journals, or Backup & Restore. Users may also be unable to send or download attachments in iMessage.

Apple's verious cloud services have experienced occasional downtime, although outages extending for this length of time are fairly unusual. This extended outage does, however, only appear to be affecting a relatively small number of users.

Last month, Apple’s Developer Center was completely down for over a week due to a security breach, with Apple taking over three weeks to bring those services fully back online.

Update 9:09AM PDT: Apple claims all services have been restored.

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Top Rated Comments

Böhme417 Avatar
141 months ago
It has definitely been longer than eight hours. Tuesday night, I completely stopped getting read receipts from anyone who had them. Yesterday morning, iMessage service was intermittent, and it was virtually unusable by the afternoon. I've received some iMessages today, but I still get no read receipts. Only once have I gotten a Photo Stream error.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marx55 Avatar
141 months ago
Nothing like having the stuff in site. Cloud? No, thanks!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arbitter Avatar
141 months ago
Boy I'd be pissed. Especially if the iMessage outage appears to happen frequently to some users. That they are still building out their services is no excuse, if you buy a premium phone you are allowed to expect something as simple as iMessage to work 99.99% of the time.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pogoyoyo Avatar
141 months ago
Just another day at apple.
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triscuitbiscuit Avatar
141 months ago
iTunes in the Cloud just went down for me
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stevers Avatar
141 months ago
Just the NSA taking some volume snapshots. Nothing to see here.
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