It’s been a bit of a stretch since iMessage or iCloud have experienced an issue, but according to a growing number of users, the streak has been ended.
Apple has plans, according to unofficial reports, to adopt its own in-house cloud infrastructure and move away from third-party options, but those efforts are apparently being slowed by in-house conflict.
Apple is reportedly teaming up with China-based server supplier Inspur as it looks to bring its iCloud data services in-house. The company currently relies on Amazon and Google for its data center needs, but it is looking to cut costs as demand for its cloud services grows.
Leading into the weekend, some iCloud users are experiencing some downtime in services attached to Apple’s cloud platform.
Apple is making changes to the way it handles its expanding cloud infrastructure, as many reports over the last few weeks have outlined, and yet another one adds even more details to the mix.
Right now, Apple utilizes Amazon Web Services for some of its iCloud-specific needs, but that could be changing soon.
Apple is working to strengthen iCloud encryption amid its battle with the FBI over an iPhone backdoor. As things stand, the Cupertino company has access to the data backed up to iCloud, and can hand it over in cases like those over the iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter — but now it wants to change that.
A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to hacking celebrity iCloud accounts which allowed personal photos and videos to be published online. Ryan Collins faces up to five years in prison for the hack, which was often referred to as “The Fappening” and “Celebgate.”
If you’ve been keeping up with Apple’s ongoing battle against the FBI, you may have heard that authorities could have used an iCloud backup to access the data stored on an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
That’s because iCloud backups aren’t as secure as the data secured on iOS devices themselves, and Apple does have the ability to get into them if it needs to. Here’s why, and what you can do to ensure your backups are more secure.