Apple iCloud suffers widespread outages overnight

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Apple iCloud suffers widespread outages overnight

Multiple services go down.

As many as 128 million Apple iCloud users were unable to properly access the service last night due to a series of outages.

According to Apple's system status site, around 40 percent of iCloud users suffered service degradation that included slower than normal response times.

iCloud Backup was also affected, stopping users from backing up and restoring their data to the cloud for an hour overnight.

The outages started yesterday evening after 8pm AEST and continued until the small hours of the morning.

Apple iCloud System Status page yesterday evening

Apart from Backup, the iCloud Drive, Keychain, Mail and Account and Sign In services toppled over. iWork for iCloud beta, Back to my Mac, Documents, Photos, Find my iPhone, and iMovie Theatre were also affected by the outages.

Apple has not published details on what caused the outages.

The company's cloud services have seen several large-scale service disruptions over the last couple of years, the most recent being in March, when iTunes and App Store ceased operating worldwide, due to an internal Domain Name System (DNS) resolution issue.

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