Apple's iCloud services suffer outage for some users [u: resolved]

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in General Discussion edited March 14
A number of Apple's cloud services are experiencing an outage, with the iPhone maker acknowledging the existence of issues affecting some users of News, Photos, Find My iPhone, and various key iCloud functions.




The Apple System Status page shows a variety of areas of the company's online services are not operating at full capacity. According to the logs, the issues all commenced at 8am pacific time (11am eastern), suggesting the problem is likely to be a central issue, not multiple smaller problems that happened to occur at the same time.

For those marked as having an issue, most are labeled stating "Some users are affected, users may be unable to access this service."

At the time of publication, issues are being experienced for iCloud Account and Sign In, iCloud Backup, iCloud Bookmarks and Tabs, iCloud Calendar, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, iCloud Notes, iCloud Reminders, iCloud Storage Upgrades, iCloud Web Apps, and iWork for iCloud. Other non-iCloud items down for some users include Back to My Mac, Documents In The Cloud, Find My Friends, Find My iPhone, Mail Drop, News, and Photos.

Update, 4:00 P.M. EDT: Apple reports that all of its services have been fully restored, but has said nothing about the nature of the outage. AppleInsider is continuing to monitor the situation.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 16
    NemWanNemWan Posts: 118member
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
  • Reply 2 of 16
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,470member
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    It's Martians I tell you!
  • Reply 3 of 16
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,505member
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    And right after the software failed on the Boeing 737 Max. WTF?
  • Reply 4 of 16
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,522member
    eightzero said:
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    And right after the software failed on the Boeing 737 Max. WTF?
    And right after my hair started falling out... it’s Martian hackers!
  • Reply 5 of 16
    boltsfan17boltsfan17 Posts: 2,198member
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    With the social media blackout yesterday I actually had to talk to my family. They seemed nice. 
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  • Reply 6 of 16
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,305member
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    And a another day after some Google services had a short interruption. Seems to me like a nation-state might be involved. 
  • Reply 7 of 16
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,522member
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    With the social media blackout yesterday I actually had to talk to my family. They seemed nice. 
    “Who is this again? Do we know you?”
    boltsfan17
  • Reply 8 of 16
    dewmedewme Posts: 2,201member
    I’ve been experiencing daily service interruptions related to my iCloud account every day since we changed to daylight saving time / summer hours. Zero issues for close to a year and suddenly an issue the first time I access my account in the morning every single day. Probably a coincidence but Apple has a long history of DST related bugs. 
  • Reply 9 of 16
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,478member
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    Welcome to reality where technology isn’t perfect, especially when humans are involved.
  • Reply 10 of 16
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,478member

    gatorguy said:
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    And a another day after some Google services had a short interruption. Seems to me like a nation-state might be involved. 
    Paranoid much?
  • Reply 11 of 16
    Chill out everyone, it’s just Mercury Retrograde effect. Google it - providing that Google is up and running 😆
  • Reply 12 of 16
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 21,305member
    lkrupp said:

    gatorguy said:
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    And a another day after some Google services had a short interruption. Seems to me like a nation-state might be involved. 
    Paranoid much?
    Not so much paranoid as recognizing there seems to be a pattern in the past few days. On their own each of these interruptions wouldn't be considered all that unusual. Three major platforms and each one on three different days in a row is IMO.
    WiseOwl
  • Reply 13 of 16
    iCloud is working fine on my iPhone, iPad and Mac. But when you're in the unlucky position you have to log into iCloud Web everyone knows how terrible slow and ugly this monstrosity is. It's time Apple starts upgrading this thing, so it's actually workable and ecstatically appealing again.
  • Reply 14 of 16
    gatorguy said:
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    And a another day after some Google services had a short interruption. Seems to me like a nation-state might be involved. 
    GSuite actually had a fairly long interruption of about three hours. GSuite Webmail (Gmail) was working but IMAP/POP services were down, as was Google Drive and Hangouts.
    edited March 15
  • Reply 15 of 16
    genovellegenovelle Posts: 982member
    My question is are these services using the same cloud service backbone, like AWS? 
  • Reply 16 of 16
    lkrupp said:

    gatorguy said:
    NemWan said:
    The day after Facebook had a major outage. What's going on?
    And a another day after some Google services had a short interruption. Seems to me like a nation-state might be involved. 
    Paranoid much?


    Pay attention to the political landscape much?
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