Apple confirms iCloud mail outage for some users

The outage seemed to affect users randomly

iCloud mail service has been down throughout Tuesday--at least for some subscribers to Apple's cloud-based service.

An update posted to Apple's iCloud system status page after 3 p.m. PT Tuesday confirmed that some users "may be unable to access iCloud mail." The outage affected around 1.1 percent of subscribers according to Apple, which promised to restore services as soon as possible. Another update was promised by 5 p.m. PT.

That's likely to be of small comfort to the users affected by the outage, many of whom took to Twitter to voice their complaints. Some users reported that mail had been unavailable since early Tuesday morning.

The outage seemed to affect users randomly. One Macworld staffer's father reported being without mail since 7 a.m. PT Tuesday, while his mother had no interruption in service.

An Apple spokesperson declined to comment further on the outage, referring Macworld to the company's system status update.

The iCloud outage comes a day before Apple holds a press event in San Francisco, where the company is expected to introduce a new iPhone.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Macworld Staff

Macworld.com
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?