Why Apple’s iMessage is unreliable: Apple is juggling too many balls in the cloud

“When I got up this morning, reports of widespread outages in Apple’s messaging service were still popping up in multiple languages on Twitter,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“As of this morning, Apple’s system status page showed 47 different cloud services, from App Store to Volume Purchase Program with things like Siri, Apple TV and Find My Friends in between,” P.E.D. reports. “Google’s status dashboard showed 20.”

“Apple’s is juggling a lot of balls in the cloud—more than twice as many as Google — yet iCloud is not their top priority,” P.E.D. reports. “No wonder they drop the ball from time to time.”

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MacDailyNews Take: For how many years will Apple continue to accept mediocrity or does Apple have the absolutely best people in the world responsible for their cloud efforts already in place?
If the latter, this is obviously difficult, and perhaps this is the best we can expect, especially as Apple continues their buildout of massive data centers around the world. Supporting hundreds of millions of users with so many cloud services can’t be easy.

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