iCloud experiencing slow performance due to AWS outage; multiple Internet services affected

“Apple’s system status site currently lists multiple iCloud services as experiencing slower than usual performance for some users,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac.

“The performance issues are likely related to a widespread Amazon Web Services interruption that is affecting several Internet services,” Hall reports.

“Specifically,” Hall reports, “Apple says that iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iCloud Notes, iCloud Web Apps, iWork for iCloud, and Photos are experiencing performance issues.”

More info in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, Apple’s move to homegrown solutions (Project McQueen) are progressing well.

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  1. Affected Apple services:

    iOS App Store
    Apple Music
    Apple School Manager
    Apple TV
    iCloud Backup
    iCloud Drive
    iWork for iCloud
    Mac App Store

    Those not affected (therefore likely hosted on Microsoft Azure or Google servers):

    Apple ID
    Apple online store
    Apple Pay
    icloud Calendar
    iCloud contacts
    iCloud keychain
    iCloud mail
    iTunes U

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