Apple says it fixed iMessage issues after third service outage this week

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March 24 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said it had resolved issues that caused outages to its iMessage service after complaints earlier on Thursday as the tech giant grappled with disruptions to its cloud services for the third time this week.

Reports of users complaining of iMessage outages on Downdetector.com began to climb shortly after 4:20 p.m. ET, and later spiked to over 1,100.

Apple was hit by similar outages earlier this week that halted services such as its mobile App Store and music streaming service. Read more

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The company did not respond to a request for comment on the reasons for the recent outages.

Apple corporate staff working from home and retail employees also faced technical issues on Monday due to domain name system (DNS) issues, according to Bloomberg News.

In a number of incidents last year, problems with DNS – an Internet address book that allows computers to match website addresses with the correct server, caused widespread outages on social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, and brought down airline and bank websites. for several hours.

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Reporting by Niket Nishant in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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