iCloud, Mail, Photos and Other Apple Services Experiencing Issues [Updated]

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    Apple has updated its system status page to reflect ongoing issues with eleven iCloud-related services: Back to My Mac, Documents in the Cloud, iCloud Account & Sign In, iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, iMovie Theater, iWork for iCloud Beta, Photos and Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac. The services have been affected since around 12 AM Pacific.

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    Multiple users have turned to Twitter and the MacRumors discussion forums to confirm the issues, which range from services running slow for some users to being down entirely for others. The issues follow a prolonged iTunes and App Store outage in early March and lengthy iTunes Connect and TestFlight downtime for developers earlier this month.

    Update 7:05 AM Pacific: Apple's services are now restored per its system status page.

    Article Link: iCloud, Mail, Photos and Other Apple Services Experiencing Issues [Updated]
     
  2. markiv810 macrumors regular

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    Was having issues about 6 hours ago, just got mail, photos and cloud working again.
     
  3. thekeyring macrumors 68040

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    The beauty of having local files means when the cloud messes up, you still can get on with work.

    It's why I prefer Apple's cloud computing solution to Google's Chrome OS.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Apple, if your service can run as stable as Microsoft office 365 (this one also have issues occasionally), this could be really great, really great.
     
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  6. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    Meh, i'm having issue with imessage in yosemite shows blank conversation.
     
  7. Ed217 macrumors 6502

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    I've been seeing iCloud Drive issues for days and days.
     
  8. RakEgg macrumors newbie

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    iCloud Duh !!

    Why would anyone be so stupid as to rely on their stuff in the "cloud". Great marketing point for the big tech companies but silly when it comes to control and security. The word for personal computers is just that, "personal" not Apple's or Google's or MS's or uncle Tom Cobbly's.

    Keep it sure, keep it local and show the world the finger.
     
  9. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Please no. Don't need Apple buying a company and screwing up their already good service!!

    Apple + the Cloud = Clueless

    -Kevin
     
  10. Sandstorm macrumors 6502a

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    Do you ever hear about such issues with Google, with Dropbox, with Spotify, with Microsoft and others? Almost never. I use many different services many years, but it is ONLY Apple services that are regularly down, slow or otherwise affected.

    What the hell is wrong with Apple - the richest and most "innovative" tech company, that it just can't seem to create and maintain reliable cloud services?!? :confused:
     
  11. GaryMumford macrumors 6502

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    I reported this to Apple at 8am this morning (GMT). The Apple Support guy didn't know anything was wrong, then he tried his own internal apple account and that was down too... he was stumped!

    It was fixed for me about 12noon
     
  12. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Apple need to employ some specialists who do this stuff for a living rather than leaving it in the hands of incompetent clowns.

    Unacceptable.
     
  13. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Because it so easy and convenient!!!! ###

    Damn you cloud!!!
     
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    Come on now, you can't really be upset at people for using something that Apple heavily advertises. I'm not sure why you're being critical of the consumer and not of Apple's shoddy maintenance ...
     
  15. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    Went to check on my :apple:Watch order, and the page couldn't find the page I was looking for and deliver it to me.

    Ironic.
     
  16. bobbykjack macrumors newbie

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    A few of the reasons

    - Easier to share documents / work collaboratively.

    - Documents available on any machine

    - Data is safe even if hard-drive dies, laptop is stolen, etc.

    - Software always up-to-date

    - Save money on software / local storage costs
     
  17. 576316 macrumors 601

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    It was my understanding that Apple kept all of their servers in-house. Meaning even if they bought Dropbox, they'd likely migrate the service to their own servers but after that, what are you left with? Does Dropbox really have any patents or valuable assets of interest to Apple?
     
  18. macducky313 macrumors newbie

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    spare us all your rant with the global internet world and climb under a rock where you belong.
     
  19. StoneJack macrumors 65816

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    They have clue :)
     
  20. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    It's the best cloud storage solution that works amazingly well. No other cloud storage company comes close so Dropbox are in a league of their own.

    If they were acquired by another company then it would be a very sad day for us paying Dropbox customers. Apple would ruin all the hard work they have done to build such a good service!
     
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    Wouldn't it have been better to just say "all related iCloud Services".....

    Lot of yellow......oh yea... Look like allot of services may be slow too :)
     
  23. heeloliver macrumors 6502a

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    iCloud Drive keeps files local.
     
  24. garylapointe macrumors 68000

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    Kevin,

    Buying a company + keeping the staff of a good service = NOT Clueless.

    Gary
     
  25. MH01 Suspended

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    Apple does many things right, services is not one of those. That is my one concern with having my data held in the cloud by Apple, trust that they know what they are doing.
     

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