Apple’s iCloud services again hit by worldwide outage

“The iCloud suite of services experienced an outage Tuesday morning, marking yet another period of downtime for Apple’s cloud-based operations,” AppleInsider reports.

“The outage appeared to affect a number of iCloud-based services, including Mail, Find My iPhone, and Find My Friends,” AppleInsider reports. “Users attempting to log in to iCloud.com were also met with a ‘Connection Error’ message that explained that ‘iCloud encountered an error while trying to connect to the server.'”

AppleInsider reports, “The issues appeared to be worldwide as of Tuesday morning”

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35 Comments

    1. I love it, I use it constantly, and while its relatively new, hiccups can happen. On top of that, it is a free service, one that I find incredible, and mostly dependable. Thanks Apple!

          1. Yup. Always makes me chuckle when people pipe up saying their business is suffering because of an iCloud outage.

            It’s a consumer product, if you want to run a business off it, be prepared to suffer outages now and again. It’s not, I repeat NOT, a business grade product.

            1. To start, I don’t care what you think of me. Your estimation of me means nothing. Secondly, I don’t need to look for any such product, you do, at least if you’re as dissatisfied with iCloud as you imply. I’m perfectly happy with iCloud, it’s always worked very well for me.

    1. As Praus said. “This is a free consumer product. If you need a business grade product, buy one.” Perhaps a free consumer email is not what you should be using for business. Besides your customers probably laugh when they see your work email ends in @icloud.com. Domains are inexpensive…

  1. I am hoping that it has to do with bringing on line more of the new server farms. The hand shaking between server farms may have smothered the users bandwidth for a while. Hard to do these things at night when it is world wide.

    Bad timing with the quarterly report this evening.

    1. No issues noticed today by 16:00 UTC (12:00 EDT). But syncing between two iOS devices seems quicker than I’m used to here: Calendar 25s/40s, Contacts 20s.

  2. I got said message when starting an iCloud Backup on my iPod touch, but within less than a minute everything resumed and has been going fine since.

    Not exactly a meltdown.

  3. Growing pains perhaps? Maybe this is what happens when the proverbial underdog becomes the proverbial big dog. I have had iCloud outages, but not too frequently. I am more concerned about how this stuff drives perception of what I still view as one of the finest companies.

  4. A worldwide outage for all services needs to be a five 9’s thing (less than six minutes a year). Regional outages for all services need to be a four 9’s thing (less than 53 minutes a year). Individual services within a single region can be a three nines thing when accounting across all services (less than 8.7 hours a year).

    Seems like Apple is running a three 9’s world wide service. They need to do MUCH better before mass migration to iCloud.

  5. Google Gmail is constantly down, more so than iCloud. Just 2 weeks ago Google Drive was down for 6 hours. Cloud services is a tough business, especially when you have hundreds of millions of users at any given moment. I think people need to chillax for a second. If you use OS X Mail, Calendar, and AddressBook than guess what!? It is cached locally for offline. So don’t worry so much. In fact you should have a secondary email service from host local provider or service anyway.

    To think everything is perfect, than man you don’t realize this is Earth filled with Humans that are fallible.

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