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