How can Apple be bothered

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iPhone or iPad owners could currently be affected by problems when using some iCloud services such as iMessage, Photo Stream or the iCloud backup function. This is reported by the AppleInsider website.

The iCloud services iMessage, Photo Stream, documents in the cloud, iCloud backup and iPhoto diaries are affected by the malfunction (screenshot: CNET.de).

However, the failures only seem to be noticeable on a small percentage of all iPhones and iPads. On Apple's status website, there is talk of less than one percent. However, this means that almost three million iPhone and iPad owners still have to get by without the affected iCloud services. In April, iCloud customers had already counted 300 million users.

As of Thursday morning, Apple's status website reported problems. In detail, iMessage, photo stream, documents in the cloud, iCloud backup and iPhoto diaries are affected by the failures. According to Apple's description of the problem, users may not be able to use the services photo stream, documents in the cloud, iCloud backup and iPhoto diaries at all on the iPhone or iPad. With iMessage, it is possible that file attachments cannot be sent or downloaded.

Recently, several iTunes services also went down. Users may not be able to make purchases from the App Store, Mac App Store, or iBookstore. Sometimes access to iTunes in the cloud and iTunes Match was also disrupted. The disruption also prevented users from restoring their purchases from an iCloud backup. Only a few hours later, however, the services were running properly again. At the end of June, Apple reported two malfunctions within a week. The last one affected around 20 percent of users. You could not re-download previously purchased items or purchase new ones. The iCloud was also paralyzed by disruptions in June. At that time, 1.5 percent of users felt the failure. After an hour, the problems were resolved here as well. It is therefore to be hoped that a solution will be found quickly this time too.

In November 2012, an ex-employee commented on Apple's persistent problems with all Internet-related services: Patrick B. Gibson, the “long-time Mac user and die-hard Apple fan”. In a post on Tumblr, he recommended that his former employer buy out the micro-blog service Twitter. Apple itself simply fails any online project. The biggest problem is the synchronization via iCloud. A single popular Game Center game also managed to shut down the entire network. Twitter is therefore not of interest to Apple because of the social component, but because it gives you access to staff who understand successful online projects.

[With material from Lance Whitney, CNET.com]

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