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Apple's iCloud is suffering an outage that has resulted in millions of fanbois being unable to access the service. According to Apple's own status page, there are currently issues with photo stream, documents in the cloud, backup and iPhoto journals, which some fanbois use to share snaps on Facebook. Around 1 per cent of all …

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  1. JoshOvki
    Coat

    Nothing to see here...

    they are just holding it wrong.

    "Mind is the one with the outdated joke book in the pocket."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      What a life you lead if you fret about this.

  2. HamsterNet

    Apple or Googles

    Google down for 3 minutes

    Apple down from Wednesday...

    Just saying...

    1. `TSeng
      Trollface

      Re: Apple or Googles

      ALL users

      1% of users...

      Just saying...

  3. Andy Roid McUser

    iWork

    So what you're telling us is that it doesn't 'just work'.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: iWonder

      what happened to take down the services. Somebody needed to vacuum the datacenter?

      1. andreas koch
        Black Helicopters

        @ AC 1442h GMT - Re: iWonder

        No.

        It was, as in the other cases of recent outages, the installation of the NSA-tap into the network. It just takes a bit longer with Apple, because they didn't have MacOs/BSD drivers for the hardware maintenance ready. Services will be back soon.

        On another thought, most iPhone owners probably didn't even notice it because the main functionality* was not impeded.

        *as a 'tech fashion item'

  4. Tin Pot

    Fanbois here.

    iCloud is not down, certain services within iCloud are down.

    Is anyone really concerned that photostream is offline for a bit?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Fanbois here.

      "Is anyone really concerned that photostream is offline for a bit?"

      Not really, but documents and backups down? A little more serious maybe ...

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mine is working...

    just saying...

  6. William Donelson

    Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

    Grow up for christ's sake. Doesn’t your editor make you behave older than 14?

    It was fun for a while, but slagging off a huge part of the population as well as your readers is not clever, only sad.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

      wah wah he's making fun of my beloved apple.

      They also refer to android fans an fandroids, or freetards. It isn't just the fanbios who get the piss taken out of them, so why not take your own advice and go cry elsewhere about how your people are being picked on.

      1. William Donelson
        FAIL

        Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

        Still sophomoric and unnecessary, jeez.

      2. William Donelson

        Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

        Are you a racist, too? Jeez, grow up.

        (I have 3 Windows devices, 3 Android devices, and 3 Apple devices, it just so happens)

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

          Ah accusing people of racism because they pointed out what a whiney little toad you are, bravo. Let me just save you the next step of your arguement.

          HITLER!

          Y'know, fulfilling godwins law and all that.

          And really, going throgh your previous posts, claiming nutrility when every other post of yours has either been attacking windows / android, or defending mac. You're a fanboi, just admit it and save us all the time and effort of your drivel.

          Owning all three devices is no defense. I own a ps3, wii, 360, gaming PC, and tablet. Doesn't mean I won't shit all over the xbox and claim ps3 is superior.

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

          "(I have 3 Windows devices, 3 Android devices, and 3 Apple devices, it just so happens)"

          Is that the rule of 3?

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

            Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

            "(I have 3 Windows devices, 3 Android devices, and 3 Apple devices, it just so happens)"

            And those are the only threesomes you ever had...

          2. andreas koch
            Facepalm

            @ AC 1511h GMT - Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

            >

            "(I have 3 Windows devices, 3 Android devices, and 3 Apple devices, it just so happens)"

            Is that the rule of 3?

            <

            Easier than counting to 9.

            Alternatively it could be a 3-inch entry in a d*ck measuring contest.

        3. Tom 38 Silver badge

          Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

          (I have 3 Windows devices, 3 Android devices, and 3 Apple devices, it just so happens)

          Do you juggle them or something?

          1. Uli

            Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

            So the function of said devices, for you, is to be purchased and to be displayed?

            Of you're a sort of digital train spotter?

            Fascinating (in a sociological, anthropological sort of way).

      3. Captain DaFt

        Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

        Right, El Reg is non discriminatory, they take the piss from everyone!

        In fact, since I became a regular here, I rarely have to whizz!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

      Welcome to El Reg, you're obviously new here ....

      ... alternatively, if you're *that* highly strung you might want to steer clear of articles concerning Yahoo!

      Just sayin' ...

      1. Ted Treen
        Devil

        Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

        @Simon Ward Thurs 22/08 14:47

        Nope - you don't really have to be a noob to find today's Reg irritating at times.

        When I first started frequenting Vulture Hall, I - and other acquaintances - viewed El Reg as the "Private Eye" equivalent in the IT world - with in-depth analysis, informed opinion and intelligent speculation. This was matched by the quality of the comments, too.

        Now? - it's more akin to "Viz" too often, and the comment pages frequently confirm that realignment.

        Yes, I'm asking for a zillion downvotes, after all, "Student Grant" hated to be told how Student Grant-like he was...

    3. Blitterbug
      Meh

      Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

      @ William D - Oh dear. I'm slightly (only slightly, mind) intrigued as to why you might frequent a humourous news site and not realise the fact? Kanye West a la South Park methinks...

      1. wowfood

        Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

        Are you calling William a gay fish?

    4. Uli
      Big Brother

      Re: Fanbois vs. Troll authors - jeez, grow up

      "slagging off a huge part of the population"

      The dumbed down masses, do you mean?

      Don't they exist for slagging off?

      What else are they useful for?

      For strut-and-pose amongst themselves; for providing a source of laughter to others?

      Come on, if you parade shiny-shinies and a sense-of-self-importance complex we're going to laugh.

  7. Justicesays
    Big Brother

    Service update: Its taking longer than expected

    To repatch all the network cables into the NSA approved switch.

    Services back shortly.

  8. Jack Project

    And not a single fuck was given that day.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    WTF?

    What's with all these major internet services having these outages?

    Has the internet grown to such a point that entropy has set in?

    1. andreas koch
      Devil

      @ Marketing Hack - Re: What's with all these major internet services having these outages?

      See my post 1451h GMT. That's why.

      Is anyone selling Bacofoil shares?

      I usually reserve this Icon for CP (not Child Porn, Claire Perry), but I make an exception here.

    2. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: What's with all these major internet services having these outages?

      Has the internet grown to such a point that entropy has set in?

      COMMENT SECTION SAYS YES!

  10. Salts
    Alert

    The end of the world is nigh

    Microsoft

    Amazon

    Google

    Apple

    Few more as well and of course those not reported.

    PRISM has become self aware and is flexing its muscles

    1. andreas koch
      Black Helicopters

      @ Salts - Re: The end of the world is nigh

      Did you spot the trend? The company names are getting shorter!

      The next outage will be Dell, and after that IBM.

      (Oshitohshitohshit: If this really happens, then I'll ʧↈᴟ ᴥᴖᴌᵵᵷ ᵯḧṽẚ ỻỺỽₐⅫ ↀↈ

      1. andreas koch

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      2. Salts
        Unhappy

        Re: @ Salts - The end of the world is nigh

        Nope its the NASDAQ

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23803093

  11. MissingSecurity

    When someone names thier devices...

    I can only think of the white guy caliming hes not racist becaue he has an ambigous black freind.

  12. Joey
    FAIL

    Fanbois x 4

    At least the idiot didn't mention "Fruity firm" in this piece but why The Register needs to employ so many trolls when they already have so many Jeremy Clarksons, I can't image.

  13. a_mu

    1 is oops. 2 is coincident, three is a trend

    So Amazon cloud went do , and back

    and Google cloud has gone down, and back

    now apple cloud has gone down,,,

    three points make a trend,

    whats going on !!!!

  14. Vociferous

    Another Cloud service down.

    So, as of now at least Google, Amazon, Yahoo and Facebook have gone down in the last week.

    What's that saying - one time is no time, two times is a coincidence, three times is a conspiracy?

    There is wickedness afoot. I wonder if we'll ever find out what it is. I'm going to take a wild guess that someone has figured out a way to down cloud services, and is blackmailing the big'uns.

    1. Captain DaFt

      Re: Another Cloud service down.

      Actually, I figure it's the NSA pulling their taps to cover up just how far they were into the whole system.

      Like all evil things, they hate getting a light shone on them.

    2. Mike Flugennock
      Thumb Up

      Re: Another Cloud service down.

      "So, as of now at least Google, Amazon, Yahoo and Facebook have gone down in the last week..."

      So, nothing of value lost, then.

    3. Robert Forsyth
      Facepalm

      Re: Another Cloud service down.

      It is a time of year when people go on holiday and leave the deputy in charge.

  15. Uli

    So the function of said devices, for you, is to be purchased and to be displayed?

    Of you're a sort of digital train spotter?

    Fascinating (in a sociological, anthropological sort of way).

  16. Andrew Jones 2

    Of further interest is that *some* users documents are unavailable and that iMessage is down....

    Does this mean iMessage has now become important enough that it warrants real time access for the authorities? (remember BBM during the London riots)

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