Amazon recently had problems with its data centers, affecting users all around the world. Many websites reported several issues. Some were inaccessible, and others could not load images properly. Platforms, such as Trello, Quora, IFFT all appeared to be offline during the outage.
Amazon has been reporting the status, through twitter. The last known status was tweeted last night: “For S3, we believe we understand the root cause and are working hard at repairing. Future updates across all services will be on the dashboard.” At this moment, the issue seems to have been resolved. You can find more information in Amazon’s own service health dashboard.
Apple also affected by Amazon S3 Outage
A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on the same day. Apple Music, Apple TV, and a number of iCloud services were experiencing difficulties according to the Apple status page.
Notes, web apps, iCloud Drive and iTunes were all slowed down due to problems with the Amazon S3 platform. At this moment, Apple is reporting that all problems have been resolved.
Sources: AWS Twitter, The Verge, Apple