iCloud Faced A Major Outage Overnight

Apple's iCloud portfolio of various streaming and syncing services has existed for two years. And in those two years, Apple still hasn't been able to keep it from regularly screwing up. It happened again today!

9to5Mac noticed the outage, which began at around 4am EST (8pm AEDT) and just ended about an hour ago -- and hit iCloud in its entirety. That's a big outage, which Apple says affected 11 per cent of iCloud's users: over 25 million people. That's 25 million people whose email, backup and music wasn't working. The mainframe cerebrovascular accident has been upgraded as of now, with only three services on alert: Photo Stream, Documents in The Cloud and "Backup". That last one is a biggie.

This isn't a crisis by any means, but it shows that Apple, after all these years, is still pretty terrible and keeping its software from face-planting. [iCloud Status via 9to5Mac]

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