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The Apple System Status page has received a bit of a facelift. And with the update comes the ability to see more detailed explanations of why an App Store, iCloud system, or service is experiencing an issue. Current -- and recent -- outages are now displayed on a timeline, with an explanation of those affected.
Apple has faced some recent challenges with its iCloud services, including a Mail issue just this afternoon which left some users unable to log in for about a half-hour. As a matter of fact, it was 2.15-percent of users. How do do we know such an exact figure? Well, because Apple now displays such information on a running timeline.
The status page has also widely expanded the amount of services and stores listed, with an easy-to-read grid displaying green markers for an OK status, and red triangle for those experiencing an outage.
The iCloud list is broken down into each of its available services, including Calendar, iTunes Match, and Backup. The Stores section displays all outlets, like the App Store, iBookstore, and even the Photo Print service.
The Services section includes the status of iMessage, handy for when the Apple chat system decides to suddenly drop dead. Back in September, lots of iMessage users began complaining of outages.
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