Update Oct 24, 3:23 PM ET: Apple says the services were fully restored on Wednesday at 1:55 am after they had canceled almost two hours earlier, starting at 11:51 pm ET the night before. The original article can be found below and has not been edited.
Apple's iCloud service seems to have a longer downtime today as some users report issues accessing iCloud-based applications and services such as Notes and Find My iPhone. In an update to the System Status page, Apple notes that iCloud is experiencing a widespread service disruption. Not all seem to be affected by the problem.
The outage seems to impact some key Apple software services, including iCloud Backup, iCloud Drive, and a range of productivity apps synced using Apple's cloud platform. In addition to Find My iPhone and Backup, there are some reputable software tools based on the iCloud infrastructure, such as iCloud Keychain for secure login and general account signup for iOS devices and Macs that are experiencing issues.
There is no official word from Apple that does not operate a public iCloud Twitter account or any other channel to update users to service status beyond the status page. (The officially verified @ Apple account usually deletes its tweet history from time to time and does not contain any tweets at the moment.)
But these problems persist for hours, according to an anecdotal number of reports Twitter . We will update this post if the situation has been resolved or if we have more information.