Today, iTunes Match went down. Yesterday, it was iMessage and FaceTime. Since launching iCloud to the public on October 12th, 2011, Apple just hasn't been able to keep its cloud-based services airborne.

Sure, the most basic iCloud plan is free, but iTunes Match costs $25 a year. As a replacement for the MobileMe catastrophe, iCloud has been anything but excellent. It's painfully unreliable. Here's a rundown of Apple's biggest cloud failures over the last 13 months.


October 13, 2011: Just a day after the public release of iCloud, users in the Apple forums report that documents will not sync from iCloud to iPhones and iPads.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


October 15, 2012: At just a week old, the servers housing Siri's brains go down. Users complain that they can't ask Siri stupid questions about the meaning of existence.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


October 17, 2012: A Find My Friends outage keeps Apple nerds from using the service to spy on their hot roommates. Soon no one will care enough about Find My Friends to bother with whether or not it is down.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


November 3, 2011: Siri goes down again. People complain because they haven't yet realised that Siri is broken.


November 11, 2011 Less than a month after launch, users report the first major iCloud outage.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


November 28, 2011: A few weeks later, iCloud mail and notes go down. Uh oh, is this going to be a pattern, Apple?

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


March 21 and 22, 2012: After months without major incident, users report problems downloading iTunes in the Cloud content to Apple TV.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


April 17 and 18, 2012: iCloud mail outage. Again.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


June 20, 2012: iCloud outage leads to limited access to Photo Stream and late delivery of iMessages.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


July 31, 2012: Some iCloud users cannot access old emails.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


September 7, 2012: Siri is down again. Nobody cares.


September 11 and 12, 2012: Users can't access iCloud mail for two days.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


September 17, 2012: iMessage goes down. It has been almost a year! This is getting ridiculous!

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


October 25, 2012: iMessage and FaceTime go down for several hours.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


October 30, 2012: For the second time in a week—and more than a year after the public launch of iCloud—iMessage and FaceTime are unusable due to an outage.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


November 18, 2012: iMessage and Facetime go down. Again. WTF, Apple?

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air


November 19, 2012: Just a day after suffering through iMessage and FaceTime outages, users report iTunes Match difficulties.

Apple Just Can't Keep iCloud In the Air