1. squished18's Avatar
    iCloud "failed in a very nasty way in that mail sometimes vanished, sometimes appeared then vanished, and often there was a user and/or password-incorrect message plus some rather obscure additional error messages," said David Farber, a professor of engineering and public policy with Carnegie Mellon University.

    "The behavior suggests program problems," added Farber, a well-known computer scientist.

    In an update on its Web page for iCloud's "system status," Apple said: "Some users were experiencing intermittent authentication errors when trying to use mail. Normal service has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience."

    Other problems Apple reported as having resolved included: intermittent slowness when signing in to iCloud, users unable to back up their data, and delays receiving verification emails from Apple.

    Apple spokespersons did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
    Apple update felt like it broke the Internet - Technology & science - Tech and gadgets - Computers - msnbc.com
    10-14-11 09:13 AM
  2. Economist101's Avatar
    You left out the best part:

    Akamai, which provides streaming-media services for more than 300 news websites, including msnbc.com as well as other companies, said while it can't discuss traffic numbers for any one company, Wednesday clearly respresented a deluge.
    "The Akamai Intelligent Platform set a peak traffic record serving more than 8.5 terabytes per second of traffic on behalf of its customers (in total)," said Akamai spokesman Jeff Young. "That is about double our average day."


    That is a huge amount of traffic. Just huge. Thankfully, with delta updates from here on out, there will likely never be another day like yesterday.
    10-14-11 09:22 AM
  3. tchocky77's Avatar
    Yeah I'm guessing that Wednesday thru Thursday was the busiest day ever, in terms of Internet traffic. Just because of iOS.
    10-14-11 09:28 AM
  4. StaticFX's Avatar
    and they jumped on RIM for having server issues....

    and this is to be expected. Launching iCloud to all those millions of users at once? insane! im surprised the interwebs didnt crash. lol


    You left out the best part:

    Akamai, which provides streaming-media services for more than 300 news websites, including msnbc.com as well as other companies, said while it can't discuss traffic numbers for any one company, Wednesday clearly respresented a deluge.
    "The Akamai Intelligent Platform set a peak traffic record serving more than 8.5 terabytes per second of traffic on behalf of its customers (in total)," said Akamai spokesman Jeff Young. "That is about double our average day."


    That is a huge amount of traffic. Just huge. Thankfully, with delta updates from here on out, there will likely never be another day like yesterday.
    8.5 TB / s !???? holy ____!
    10-14-11 09:43 AM
  5. adrenaline_x's Avatar
    But not reported on BGR or mass media.

    Go figure.

    It was very nice of apple to brick my Ipad when i updated it.. thanks.. Luckily i'm smarter then the average bear and was able to unbrick it.
    10-14-11 09:48 AM
  6. StaticFX's Avatar
    its actually quite hard to brick an apple ipad/iphone/touch device... unless you are one of the guys trying to create the jailbreak.... you cant get into the root area easy enough to mess with anything.
    10-14-11 10:07 AM
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