Apple’s iCloud Suffers Service Outage

Following the Verizon outage on Tuesday morning, the Gmail and YouTube issue on Tuesday night, and the “server configuration change” that took down Facebook and Instagram for hours on Wednesday, Apple has decided to join in on the fun with an outage of its own. According to the System Status dashboard on Apple’s site, virtually every iCloud service is currently experiencing issues, including Contacts, Drive and Mail.

By my count, there are twenty problematic services at the time of writing, with all of the issues having begun at 11:00 a.m. this morning. Apple hasn’t provided any additional details beyond which services are struggling, mostly using a single phrase to explain every issue: “Users may be unable to access this service.”

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SOURCE: Jacob Siegal, BGR