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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:55 PM   #26
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Kudos to Apple for admitting mistakes.
I just see it as them being like every other online service provider.

(XBL, Spotify, Google Apps...)

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It's all well and good adding extra indicators, but half the time they dont even damn well acknowledge there is an outage at all.
This is a major flaw with these things, and not just for apple. There are so many unmentioned spotify outages.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:03 PM   #27
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I can't tell if it's good or not that Apple has a detailed page devoted to whether iCloud is working or not.
that's what I was thinking as well. Nice observation.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:19 PM   #28
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Pretty Green Squares!

Will be interesting to see how fast and accurate those squares change during actual user difficulties and down time!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:29 PM   #29
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Looks great in my Dashboard lol

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:30 PM   #30
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Wait.. what? Everyone keeps telling me, "it just works".
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:32 PM   #31
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that's what I was thinking as well. Nice observation.
Yes, Apple may have to change its slogan to "it just (maybe) works".

I'm sure this website's existence would make Jobs turn over in his grave. It has Tim Cook (openness, transparency) written all over it. Which I suppose is an overall good thing at the end of the day.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:33 PM   #32
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It certainly is a good start but it is only as good as the staff updating it and the communication between them.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:41 PM   #33
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Is iCloud going anywhere? It doesn't seem to have a lot of adoption, though maybe I'm not using the right apps. Bento, for example, doesn't even use iCloud. Is iCloud going to die, like Ping and many other Apple failed attempts?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:52 PM   #34
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Glad to see the more detailed view, although despite the nice green circle, I have been unable to access my email for the last 48hours through iCloud, Mac Mail or my iPhone. Been escalated twice now, hoping for a solution as I know not what lies in wait for me in my inbox.....
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:53 PM   #35
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Wasn't able to access iCloud email today. But only for about 5 minutes.
I still can't access it, mine has been down all day (whether thru Mail on my mac, the iCloud website, or any of my iOS devices). All of my other iCloud features are working.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:56 PM   #36
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I still can't access it, mine has been down all day (whether thru Mail on my mac, the iCloud website, or any of my iOS devices). All of my other iCloud features are working.
And here I was thinking about switching from Gmail to iCloud for email... Gmail has NEVER been down (for me).
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:05 PM   #37
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Looks great in my Dashboard lol

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Does it automatically refresh ?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:07 PM   #38
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I havent been able to log into the icloud web portal for 2 weeks.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:09 PM   #39
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How about they spend some more time and effort to keeping the services from going down so frequently?

You know, instead of notifying us in a fancy way when they DO go down every other day.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:28 PM   #40
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MUCH better. A good start. Seems Apple is getting better at cloud...or at least acknowledging that success in cloud is not 100% uptime, but communicating early and frequently with those whom use their services.

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I think a percentage of failed requests would be a nice stat, put things in perspective.
I agree. If it shows they suck at cloud, they will be forced to deal with it. I'd be happy using the iCloud stuff more if they were more transparent about when they screw up.

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The idea of the cloud is that is supposed to have 99.9% uptime, why is this needed. just make it work....
Well, 99.9% makes for notable and significant downtime. There are 525,600 minutes in a year. With 99.9%, that means we'd have an average of 525.6 minutes (8.76 hours) of downtime per year. For those of us that depend on the service, that's significant.

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Is iCloud going anywhere? It doesn't seem to have a lot of adoption, though maybe I'm not using the right apps. Bento, for example, doesn't even use iCloud. Is iCloud going to die, like Ping and many other Apple failed attempts?
According to Apple, iCloud has 190 million users. It has adoption. Both the late Steve Jobs and Tim Cook have both stated iCloud is their strategy for the next decade. It's not going anywhere.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:51 PM   #41
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I still can't access it, mine has been down all day (whether thru Mail on my mac, the iCloud website, or any of my iOS devices). All of my other iCloud features are working.
Ahh, it's fixed. Apparently they're having some kind of bug where you have to change your password to fix it. I did and it works now.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:50 PM   #42
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iTunes match artwork is messed up, yet they say the service is working properly.....
It has always been a joke
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:51 PM   #43
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I can't tell if it's good or not that Apple has a detailed page devoted to whether iCloud is working or not.
It's great for knowing exactly when "it just works".

edit: yeah, I thought I was being all clever and funny and stuff. Then I scrolled up and saw that about 15 other people had about the same joke.

DAMN YOU ALL!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:54 PM   #44
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Pretty Green Squares!
I hope somebody will post a screenshot when one of the services isn't available. I'm color blind and want to check that I can tell the statuses by shape.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:01 PM   #45
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Q, any way using HTML color code value as a display to indicate color of text?

Red = #FF0000
Lime = #00FF00

Just a random thought...
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:02 PM   #46
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I hope somebody will post a screenshot when one of the services isn't available. I'm color blind and want to check that I can tell the statuses by shape.
Look at the top. I think it displays as a warning triangle when they're having issues, not a red light.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:23 PM   #47
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:04 PM   #48
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Very nice, although I would enjoy having access to historical information, also. Much like Google does with Google Apps:

http://www.google.com/appsstatus
I will let you go back a few days as it is. I bet it will go back farther when the page has had more time to fill out though.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:05 PM   #49
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Look at the top. I think it displays as a warning triangle when they're having issues, not a red light.
That's what I assume, but I'd like to confirm it. Too bad their services have been up and running today so we can't find out!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:05 PM   #50
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