iCloud, Mail, Photos and Other Apple Services Experiencing Issues [Updated]

Apple has updated its system status page to reflect ongoing issues with eleven iCloud-related services: Back to My Mac, Documents in the Cloud, iCloud Account & Sign In, iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, iMovie Theater, iWork for iCloud Beta, Photos and Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. The services have been affected since around 12 AM Pacific.

iCloud System Status May

Multiple users have turned to Twitter and the MacRumors discussion forums to confirm the issues, which range from services running slow for some users to being down entirely for others. The issues follow a prolonged iTunes and App Store outage in early March and lengthy iTunes Connect and TestFlight downtime for developers earlier this month.

Update 7:05 AM Pacific: Apple's services are now restored per its system status page.

Top Rated Comments

netnothing Avatar
111 months ago
dropbox FTW

Buy them already!

Please no. Don't need Apple buying a company and screwing up their already good service!!

Apple + the Cloud = Clueless

-Kevin
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thekeyring Avatar
111 months ago
The beauty of having local files means when the cloud messes up, you still can get on with work.

It's why I prefer Apple's cloud computing solution to Google's Chrome OS.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobbykjack Avatar
111 months ago
A few of the reasons

Why would anyone be so stupid as to rely on their stuff in the "cloud".

- Easier to share documents / work collaboratively.

- Documents available on any machine

- Data is safe even if hard-drive dies, laptop is stolen, etc.

- Software always up-to-date

- Save money on software / local storage costs
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
111 months ago
Apple need to employ some specialists who do this stuff for a living rather than leaving it in the hands of incompetent clowns.

Unacceptable.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MH01 Avatar
111 months ago
Apple does many things right, services is not one of those. That is my one concern with having my data held in the cloud by Apple, trust that they know what they are doing.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
111 months ago
Why would anyone be so stupid as to rely on their stuff in the "cloud". Great marketing point for the big tech companies but silly when it comes to control and security. The word for personal computers is just that, "personal" not Apple's or Google's or MS's or uncle Tom Cobbly's.

Keep it sure, keep it local and show the world the finger.
Come on now, you can't really be upset at people for using something that Apple heavily advertises. I'm not sure why you're being critical of the consumer and not of Apple's shoddy maintenance ...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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