On Tuesday morning, some Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS users experienced technical glitches. The problem spanned on several online services and Apple posted the following update on their page, “Users may incorrectly receive an authentication error when attempting to use iCloud. Setting up a new iCloud account from an eligible device may be temporarily unavailable.”
Some users also experienced trouble creating Apple ID’s and signing into the Game Center. Other users have experienced problems with accessing iTunes or making purchases through the store. The company’s status page reports the problem was corrected at 6:32 am Pacific Standard Time.
For all of the cases, users reported that the problems started at 4:20 am PST. Fortunately, since it was early in the morning, only a small number of users were affected. It’s still not clear just how many users were affected though. Those who experienced the problems took to Twitter to share their complaints.
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Many tech companies have technical errors or problems affecting their websites. For major companies like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), this often becomes a serious problem as most customers or users expect the site’s services to be up twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
Apple did the right thing and corrected the problem. As long as they keep up with technical issues and potential problems, I doubt they have anything to worry about.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) isn’t the only company who’s had technical glitches affect their website. Earlier this year, Twitter had some problems with their website several times. This glitch affected many users and definitely made a lot of users upset.
Sometimes the occasional glitch (like in Apple’s case) is really nothing to worry about. It’s a reliable brand that people trust so it’s understandable why users who can’t access what they need when they want, become frustrated. Fortunately, that’s all in the past now and users can get back to business.