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Apple’s iCloud service up and running following outage

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UPDATE (12:00 p.m.): Apple’s iCloud services are back up and running after a widespread outage prevented users from accessing their email and backup services Thursday.

According to Apple’s system status page, the service disruption affected 40 per cent of users.

The company did not specify what caused the outage.

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TORONTO – Users of Apple’s iCloud platform may be experiencing slower than normal service when trying to access their account.

According to Apple’s system status page, the cloud platform is experiencing issues with 11 of its services – including iCloud Mail, Documents in the Cloud and iCloud Backup – since early Thursday morning.

Many iCloud users have reported they are unable to access their accounts at all, according to reports on Twitter.

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The outage appears to be affecting users worldwide, according to a thread on Reddit.

Many users reported receiving multiple prompts to re-enter their passwords on both mobile and desktop devices and error messages that read “there was a problem loading the application.”

It’s unclear what caused the service disruption or when the services will start operating normally.