iMessage, Multiple iCloud Services Had Lengthy Outages

Posted by at 8:52 am on August 22, 2013

Several of Apple’s online services continue to be non-functional for some users after they went down at 12:30AM Eastern, according to Apple’s system status tracker. Perhaps the most critical ones are iMessage and iCloud backup, but several other iCloud functions are also out. These include Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud, and iPhoto Journals.

Apple states that “less than 1 percent” of users are affected, but services have been impacted for over 12 hours.  Apple has been hit by a number of online service disruptions over the last two years.  Recently Apple deliberately took down the Developer Center to make security improvements after a hack exposed its weaknesses.

1 Comment for “iMessage, Multiple iCloud Services Had Lengthy Outages”

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