MobileMe Outage Affects 75% of Users Who Cannot Access Mail, Me.com Web Apps, or Find My iPhone

MobileMe Outage Affects 75% of Users Who Cannot Access Mail, Me.com Web Apps, or Find My iPhone

Apple’s MobileMe service is currently experiencing issues that have resulted in an outage lasting several hours for 75% of subscribers. The issues mean those affected are unable to access Mail, Me.com web apps, or Find My iPhone.

MobileMe downtime and minor (but frustrating) issues nothing new to the service, and in fact seem fairly common, but today’s issues are significantly more widespread than usual, affecting the vast majority of the service’s subscribers for an extended period of time.

Apple has recognized the isses affecting Mail, Me.com web apps and Find My iPhone, and says that “Normal service will be restored ASAP.”

MobileMe Outage Affects 75% of Users Who Cannot Access Mail, Me.com Web Apps, or Find My iPhone

Many reports are speculating that the downtime could be related to iCloud — MobileMe’s successor that could be set to launch from Tuesday, October 4, at Apple’s iPhone media event.

Are you having issues with MobileMe?

[via MacRumors]

  • ARUNA KULATUNGA

    Services  are restored – but I am missing 6 hours of emails. I have not received a single email from 0415 CET till 1345 CET!!

  • Al

    It’s just practice for all of the outages we get to enjoy next week.

  • _mcat

    I’m back up and running (UK)

  • Fred Lewis

    back up and running in Japan about 30 minutes ago – all email messages retrieved ( a number of messages cc’d to my biz account gave shown up successfully to “me” acct )…

  • ARUNA KULATUNGA

    I am still missing a chunk of my emails. I get on the average about 17 emails every hour from around the time zones. See the image for the missing chunk…

  • Wayne_Luke

    Guess I am one of the lucky 25%. My email is still working.

  • Alex

    Welcome to the cloud !!!!   

  • joewaylo

    Mine hasn’t gone down. Occassionally I do see 10 of my last deleted messages reveal themselves again.

  • Blues Blood

    Down and out, wtf?

  • Hilton979

    iCloud is going to be a massive failure if they don’t fix the stability and reliability issues regarding mail and calendar.  How Apple cannot get this right is baffling. 

  • Harley

    Mobile me says it’s working now, but it’s not.  That’s over ten hours with no mail service.  Gee, fills me with confidence about the cloud…

  • Douglas Paul Thiel

    This is why I switched to gmail, tumblr, and Amazon S3. This is more evidence that Apple can’t execute a cloud strateggy or seemingly understand it’s customer’s need in regard to the cloud.

  • WillieKanr9865867498

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  • WillieKanr9865867498

    my best friend’s mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. she has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. read about it and get started following the first step “Online Income Solution” , here http://flaturl.com/e3

  • Shaun

    Why can’t they do this shit at the weekend. My business relies on email. Thanks Apple.

    Thank god I have fall back email accounts with Hotmail and Gmail.

  • cotty

    Mine works fine in the UK :-)

  • Harley

    Still no mail.  Tech support kicks you to MobileMe chat support.  Which I’ve been waiting on for nearly an hour.  Jesus.

  • X

    Had to wait almost an hour last night to chat with a MobileMe adviser who said the system was down for maintenance and had been for two hours.  Yet, the status page said that everything was working and that maintenance wouldn’t begin for another hour.  Doesn’t fill me with a lot of confidence. 

  • W.M.M. M

    MobileMe downtime is a regular daily occurrence and to think that iCloud arriving next week will solve all sync problems seems a bit unrealistic.  Since it will be a new service, I imagine there will be even more problems during the first 6 – 12 months.  If iCloud will be very reliable then why didn’t Apple put the same reliability into MobileMe for customers who have been paying $100 per year?

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