More than a dozen iCloud services were unavailable or responding slowly for 7 hours

iCloud Status Page 20150521

According to Apple’s status page, multiple iCloud services have been experiencing various issues for six hours straight. “Users may experience slower than normal response when using most iCloud services,” reads a notice on the webpage.

More than a dozen iCloud services were affected at post time, with many services going completely offline.

UPDATE: Apple said that all services were restored as of 6:30am PT, adding that the outages affected a whopping 40 percent of iCloud users.

At the time of this writing, the status dashboard acknowledged issues with Back To My Mac, Documents in the Cloud, Find My iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac, iCloud Accounts & Sing In, iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, iMovie Theater, iWork for iCloud Beta and Photos.

Although Apple says that the affected services are just responding slower than they normally would, this has not been my experience as I was unable to access my iCloud Mail and Photos the whole morning.

Just last week, Find My iPhone was plagued with an odd bug causing the Find My iPhone web interface and mobile apps to locate devices belonging to other people

According to The Phoenix Business News, Apple is hiring 500 more workers for its Mesa, Arizona facility, which was supposed to churn out sapphire components for products before being turned into a global command center for the Apple cloud.

It’s unclear whether recurring issues with iCloud have anything to do with the development of the iCloud command center.

If you’re plagued with the aforesaid issues, too, please do share your experience with fellow readers down in the comment section.

Source: Apple