Update: Apple says that services have been restoredas of 13:06 PDT, adding up to over an hour of downtime. According to cloud monitoring firm Apica, the first noticeable slowness of iCloud.com load times was around 9:40 AM PST, with fluctuations and eventually failure at 10:31 AM PST.

Apple’s iCloud services have been down for more than 30 minutes as of this posting on Wednesday. The services affected include things like Mail, iMessage, some Apple websites and more.

Now, Apple has updated its iCloud Status page to say that normal service will be restored ‘ASAP.’ The last service outage for iCloud logged by Apple publicly was a small iCloud Mail and Notes outage two days ago and an iCloud Photo Stream reset problem on Sunday.

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The outages appear to be spotty, as we’ve had reports from readers and our own staff around the world that services are up and working for them.

iCloud outages are normally minor and short-lived, though the Apple blogosphere does tend to amplify them quickly. We’ll keep this post updated with the current status and let you know when services are restored fully. We have also reached out to Apple for comment.

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