Apple Says App Store, iMessage, iCloud Drive, and Other iCloud Services Are Experiencing Issues [Update: Fixed]
The App Store and Mac App Store are currently experiencing an outage, according to Apple's System Status page. Apple says that App Store services could be slow or unavailable for some users, with the problem starting at 10:05 a.m. Pacific Time.
Other services like iCloud Drive, iCloud Mail, and iMessage are also listed as experiencing issues, with some users unable to access Apple's services.
Curiously, though Apple is reporting several outages, there are few complaints on Twitter and other social networks about problems with the App Store, iMessage, and Mail.
Update: According to Apple's System Status page, all of the outages have now been addressed and services should be up and running.
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Of all the things to complain about on the forum, you pick something very benign that has no affect on you. There was no need to do that.
Also, even if the issue had been *completely* resolved by the time that Macrumors heard about it and had their post ready to publish, I think it would *still* be worth them posting about, because it helps to keep Apple accountable for this. For a lot of Apple device users an occasional outage for a few hours might be no big deal. But for some, iCloud being extremely reliable and up-to-date can be extremely important. And, at the very least, even average users would benefit from knowing if, for example, Google's cloud-based services have 99.whatever% uptime while Apple's iCloud might only be 95% uptime.
Apple has the resources to do this right. In recent years, they've been quite sloppy/lazy with some of their offerings while still charging premium prices as if they're the gold standard on everything they do.