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iCloud inaccessible for some users

updated 06:35 pm EST, Fri November 11, 2011

Apple warns iCloud not working for some users

Apple, and users, warned Friday that iCloud services were facing a partial failure. Some, though not all, users either couldn't connect or were getting unusual login prompts. No explanation or timeframe for a fix was available other than "ASAP," according to Apple's status page.

The drop follows a Siri outage last week and shows teething problems for Apple's broadening cloud services. iCloud represents a much larger expansion of Apple's Internet components that added backup, device-independent syncing, and more advanced media syncing features such as Photo Stream and automatic downloads. Siri and voice dictation depend on cloud processing to work and add an extra burden to Apple's network.

Google typically hasn't faced such outages, although it bases its entire business around the web and is relatively experienced. Its services are also less focused around intensive media apps.




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  1. ASathin8R

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    My connection went down

    ...but it is back up again now. Might have something to do with imminent launch of iTunes Match? At least that's what I am hoping.

  1. Atgard

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Not Ready to Trust the Cloud Yet

    Anyone wonder why I still prefer to have local copies of everything (backed-up in the cloud is fine)? You think my clients would accept me saying, "Sorry I can't get that document to you today, the cloud is down again." Yeah, right.

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