After Facebook and Twitter, Apple iCloud Service Suffers Outage
iCloud users were unable to sign in to their accounts.
iCloud users were unable to sign in to their accounts.(Photo: iStock)

After Facebook and Twitter, Apple iCloud Service Suffers Outage

As part of what looks like an app-meltdown phase after Google and Facebook apps, Apple's iCloud services suffered a major outage that troubled users, especially in the US, signing into their accounts.

The outage on Thursday evening affected almost all of Apple's iCloud but other services linked to the iCloud like Calendars, Contacts and Reminders remained affected for a longer time, as highlighted on the Apple’s system status website.

As soon as Apple users began encountering issues signing into their accounts, they took to Twitter and collectively shared their own outage experiences.

As reflected on the Apple support website, iCloud was down for over one and half hour, while other digital services were not available for more than three hours.

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Even DownDetector.in observed user reports scoring high from regions like the United States and the United Kingdom, with some effect in country like Japan as well. It seems users in India were’t affected by this outage.

These regions (in orange colour) affected by the outage.
These regions (in orange colour) affected by the outage.
(Photo: DownDetector.in) 

However, Apple Support did not address the issue on Twitter via its official handle, leaving the users confused.

According to the report, a user who was trying to get her iPhone fixed at an Apple Store was told that the outage had broken loose across the US, but details on how many regions were actually affected remain unknown as of now.

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Other Appler services like Apple Pay, Find My Friends and Find My Phone were also affected by the outage.

(Photo: System Status on Apple)

Apple's services suffered outage just one day after millions of users worldwide, including in India experienced issues with Facebook and its family of apps including WhatsApp and photo-sharing platform Instagram.

Also Read : FB, Instagram, WhatsApp Back to Normal After Media-Download Issue

Earlier last week, Google's Calendar refused to work for over nearly three hours for users around the world.

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