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Apple's iCloud and iMessage suffers major 11-hour outage
Sydney, August 23, 2013
First Published: 13:11 IST(23/8/2013)
Last Updated: 13:13 IST(23/8/2013)

Tech giant Apple's iCloud and iMessage services were reportedly hit by a major outage on Thursday and Friday.

Apple's iMessage instant-messaging platform and iCloud back-up service went offline for almost 11 hours affecting more than 3 million users.

According to Sydney Morning Herald, the outage began at 2.30pm on Thursday and ended at 1.22am on Friday.

Apple said that users might be unable to use iCloud Documents, Photo Stream, iPhoto Journals, or Backup and Restore or send or download attachments in iMessage.

The tech giant also reported of another issue with its iTunes store which prevented 16.6 percent of users from making purchases on the store for around 45 minutes on Thursday and the losses are estimated to be around 37,000 dollars a minute.

The company did not comment on the matter, the report added.

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