Update: Apple’s iCloud status page said all services were back online as of 11:32 a.m. PST.
As noted by several 9to5mac readers and users on Twitter, iCloud users have experienced varying outages since early yesterday. As of 11:17 a.m. PST today, Apple’s iCloud support system status page confirmed: “Users may be unable to use iCloud Documents, Photo Stream or Backup & Restore. Users may also be unable to send or download attachments in iMessage. Normal service will be restored ASAP.” We can see from Apple’s updated “Recent” status updates that users have experienced a number of issues with iCloud in recent days. The issues range from not being able to access iCloud mail to incoming messages being “slow or unavailable.”
Many users still cannot get access to email and synced content. On Twitter, some reported iCloud being down since yesterday or longer.
iCloud is Down Cc @markgurman—
Alain Aoun (@Alan_Aoun) December 13, 2012
#icloud works great! Unless you actually want to use it for anything. Mail down, document sync broken, and I think it just kicked my dog.—
(@hogepodge) December 13, 2012
#icloud down just when I need it, marvellous…—
Iain Lynn (@Vota_Idiota) December 13, 2012
Once again - APPLE'S iCloud service is down! This means we are not getting our e-mails. Please call us with any inquiries.—
Red Oven (@RedOvenPizza) December 13, 2012
@9to5mac hasn't worked for 3 weeks, no photo stream or backup—
Phil Aronson (@philaronson) December 13, 2012