According to Apple’s system status webpage, several of its iCloud services are experiencing issues this evening. The support page shows that Documents in the Cloud, iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iMessage, iWork for iCloud, Mail Drop, and Photos are all experiencing intermittent service issues. The outages have ben going on since 8AM PT/11AM ET, if not longer since Apple is usually late to update its system status graph.
Last night, Beats 1 experienced a widespread outage for upwards of 30 minutes. iMessage also experienced a significant outage a little more than a week ago, although Apple never offically acknowledged the issues that plagued many users for several hours.
We’ll keep this post updated with the status of iCloud services throughout the afternoon.
Users may notice slower than normal performance when using iCloud Drive, My Photo Stream, iWork for iCloud, Backup & Restore, iPhoto Journals, iMessage attachments, Mail Drop, or iMovie Theater.