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Apple's iCloud service experienced an outage on Wednesday that affected some services, including the delivery of iMessages.

Users began contacting AppleInsider Wednesday afternoon to say that some of their iCloud accounts were having issues. Among the services affected were the iCloud website, including mail, as well as iMessages.

Apple's own system status website for iCloud notes that "some" users are affected by the outage, which began at 11:42 Pacific. The site promised that "normal service will be restored ASAP."

Other reports on Wednesday indicated that the iTunes Store also experienced some downtime, while some developers were unable to access Apple's developer portals for iOS and OS X.

The free iCloud service and its paid predecessor, MobileMe, have a history of outages that have affected users over the years. Apple gave no indication just how many users were impacted by Wednesday's particular outage.

Update: All iCloud services have been restored as of 1 p.m. PST according to Apple's iCloud Status Page.

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iCloud Status restored. | Source: Apple
post #2 of 16
This be true - I was having all kinds of problems with the iTunes store but it seems to be fixed as of now.
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Oh well... They are still good for a three or four nines SLA. 

Much better than BlackBerry.

 

 

Availability % Downtime per year Downtime per month* Downtime per week
90% ("one nine") 36.5 days 72 hours 16.8 hours
95% 18.25 days 36 hours 8.4 hours
97% 10.96 days 21.6 hours 5.04 hours
98% 7.30 days 14.4 hours 3.36 hours
99% ("two nines") 3.65 days 7.20 hours 1.68 hours
99.5% 1.83 days 3.60 hours 50.4 minutes
99.8% 17.52 hours 86.23 minutes 20.16 minutes
99.9% ("three nines") 8.76 hours 43.2 minutes 10.1 minutes
99.95% 4.38 hours 21.56 minutes 5.04 minutes
99.99% ("four nines") 52.56 minutes 4.32 minutes 1.01 minutes
99.999% ("five nines") 5.26 minutes 25.9 seconds 6.05 seconds
99.9999% ("six nines") 31.5 seconds 2.59 seconds 0.605 seconds
99.99999% ("seven nines") 3.15 seconds 0.259 seconds 0.0605 seconds

 

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These things reinforce my belief that "the cloud" is a backup, not to be used to support primary functions in most computing activity.

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

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post #5 of 16

iwork didn't work either, dropbox did

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Only one data center = single point of failure.

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post #7 of 16
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Oh well... They are still good for a three or four nines SLA. Much better than BlackBerry.

If Apple had a 3 day outage like Blackberry did, try to imagine the tech media shit-storm that would ensue.
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Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post


Not good enough. I demand 100.01% uptime from iCloud, otherwise I demand a refund and tens of millions of dollars in damages.
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It's like MobileMe all over again!

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
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"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

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post #10 of 16

In case some readers aren't familiar with how to check service status if they suspect there's an outage.

http://www.apple.com/support/icloud/systemstatus/

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post #11 of 16
Yeah and when it came back up iCloud removed all of the bookmarks I synced yesterday. Now I have to do them all over again.
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Yeah and when it came back up iCloud removed all of the bookmarks I synced yesterday. Now I have to do them all over again.

Now we know what blew the iCloud off line. 

"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
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"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
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post #13 of 16
Ah where are the apple fans now?! Remember apple products are also not guaranteed to always work
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Ah where are the apple fans now?! Remember apple products are also not guaranteed to always work

lol.gif TekStud - I knew it. I believe that the data centre runs non-Apple hardware.

Where are we on the curve? We'll know once it goes asymptotic!
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Where are we on the curve? We'll know once it goes asymptotic!
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Ah where are the apple fans now?! Remember apple products are also not guaranteed to always work

So why would you want Apple to buy Facebook? Shouldn't Facebook be working all the time?

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post #16 of 16

Initially I was having all kinds of problems with the iTunes store but it seems to be fixed as of now. Thanks.

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