Twitter, iTunes and iCloud outages affecting some users today [Update]

If you have been having issues connecting to your favorite Twitter accounts, or maybe you have been unable to re-tweet one of your favorite Neowin stories, you are not alone. Some users of the social networking service are indeed experiencing some problems today.

Twitter's status blog page has been updated with the following message: "Some users may be experiencing an issue with our service. Our engineers are currently working on this issue." As usual, Twitter has not revealed any specifics on what has gone wrong today and it's unlikely they will reveal that information after the issue has been resolved.

Apple iCloud and iTunes users are experiencing some problems as well. Apple's support status page shows that, at the moment, some users are unable to log into their iCloud account or access iTunes. There are also apparently problems with using Apple's GameCenter this morning, and even the creation of new Apple IDs has been affected.

As with Twitter's problems, Apple has offered no reason for these problems nor any indication of when they might be fixed. When they are resolved we will update this post.

Update: Twitter's problems have now been fixed and the iCloud and iTunes issues have been solved, although the Apple ID creation issues are still there.

Source: Twitter and Apple | Image via Twitter

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Where are the people who were complaining about Microsoft not being able to keep their services running, unable to ship a product without problems, etc?

Oh, it is Apple, the hatred of Apple on this site must be intolerable for some.

If I'm correct, Apple utilises Azure and AWS somewhat? So possibly they are experiencing problems? Also, I don't know if twitter uses either of the services, so it could be that?

djdanster said,
If I'm correct, Apple utilises Azure and AWS somewhat? So possibly they are experiencing problems? Also, I don't know if twitter uses either of the services, so it could be that?

Yes, twitter uses AWS.

Because Twitter and Apple use another company's cloud service does not mean it is that cloud service's fault. Apple uses Azure for iCloud, but have their own datacenters for iTunes - iTunes was around before AWS and Azure were made available.