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Apple’s iCloud service crashed for ninety minutes on Monday, US time, leaving 12% of users – about 15 million people - possibly “unable to access iCloud mail.” Apple issued a system status update confirming the outage, which took place from 8:00AM to 9:30AM, Pacific Daylight time. The reason for the outage is not known, but it’ …

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Stick to the facts

I clicked to get some news and the article quickly degenerated into the usual Apple gossip and marketing rumours that's becoming an increasingly common substitute for good journalism here.

Please try to keep the factual reporting clearly separate from the rest.

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must have missed it

Just who was it that was panicking for this 90 minutes? Another non story on a low news kind of day.

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Instagram on iphone with icloud

I bet apple can pull that off with a better solution and for only $50M vs. $1000M.

Instagram is facebooks "ebay/skype" "Sun/MySQL" moment

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Facepalm

Another shining example of why you should never host anything critical or sensitive in the cloud. At least under the vendors get some experience under their belts.

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FAIL

Agreed, I'm not getting fired because some cloud jockey hit the wrong button. Our stuff stays on our servers where I know backups are done properly and I can restore stuff without having to submit flippin tickets.

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Ha.

90 minutes of iToldYouSo.

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" Apple’s iCloud service crashed for ninety minutes on Monday, US time "

Do they have different length minutes in Overpuddle now, as well, then? :p

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obviously, people have forgotten the wise words of the BOFH (paraphrased, since i can't locate the quote):

"Does anyone remember why we moved away from dumb terminals to dedicated PCs? because when the server goes down, no one gets any work done...."

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Monday, US time

Is that like Tuesday everywhere else?

:oD

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Re: Monday, US time

"Is that like Tuesday everywhere else?"

Certainly would be where I live - for most of the day, anyway.

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Holy SH1T

Does that mean the dead didn't make it to iHeaven and instead found themselves in Hell live?

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that's not news

It's news when iCloud works for 90 minutes.

-- former iCloud user

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Now we finally know..

.. what to call it when IT service goes up in smoke: iCloud :)

I did a quick check on this iCloud stuff yesterday (so it could have been me): when you enable iCloud your data goes up in smoke the moment you cancel it afterwards. Thankfully I believe in making backups..

I'm not planning to use it anyway - call me paranoid but I don't want my data in the hands of anyone but me..

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Nubilous

Simon, I must congratulate you and give maximum ratings for this article in respect of your excellent and highly apt deployment of the word 'Nubilous'.

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