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A number of Apple's cloud services are experiencing an outage, with the iPhone maker acknowledging the existence of issues affecting some users of News, Photos, Find My iPhone, and various key iCloud functions.
The Apple System Status page shows a variety of areas of the company's online services are not operating at full capacity. According to the logs, the issues all commenced at 8am pacific time (11am eastern), suggesting the problem is likely to be a central issue, not multiple smaller problems that happened to occur at the same time.
For those marked as having an issue, most are labeled stating "Some users are affected, users may be unable to access this service."
At the time of publication, issues are being experienced for iCloud Account and Sign In, iCloud Backup, iCloud Bookmarks and Tabs, iCloud Calendar, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, iCloud Notes, iCloud Reminders, iCloud Storage Upgrades, iCloud Web Apps, and iWork for iCloud. Other non-iCloud items down for some users include Back to My Mac, Documents In The Cloud, Find My Friends, Find My iPhone, Mail Drop, News, and Photos.
Update, 4:00 P.M. EDT: Apple reports that all of its services have been fully restored, but has said nothing about the nature of the outage. AppleInsider is continuing to monitor the situation.