Major Apple Outage Affects iCloud, iMessages, Apple Music, and More
A number of Apple’s cloud services are currently down or experiencing problems, with users reporting outages across iCloud, iMessage, Apple Music, Apple Maps, App Store, Apple TV, and more.
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According to a Bloomberg report, the problems are preventing corporate employees from working from home and are keeping retail workers from completing tasks. Citing Apple staff members, the report adds that the outage has also hindered product repairs, swaps, and item pickups.
Based on Downdetector data, Amazon web services, along with Google and wireless carriers, also saw customer complaints grow amid service outages earlier this morning.
Apple has told staff that the outage stemmed from domain name system, or DNS, problems. The Cupertino, California-based company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but confirmed the problems on its website, saying 15 services were down for “some users.” That included the App Store, Arcade, TV+, music, and podcasts.
Keep an eye on Apple’s status page to see the latest on which services are affected.
Update: All Apple services are now back online.