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A day after Microsoft's cloud services but the dust, Apple followed in its wake with a three-hour outage affecting iCloud, Apple TV, Apple Music and other apps.

The problems started surfacing at about 8pm EST on Tuesday (10am Wednesday AEDT) with the Apple dashboard [screenshot below] that indicates issues with services showing plenty of red triangles.

The company has not issued any statement to explain what happened.

Coincidentally, the Apple outages took place around the same time that Universal Health Services, one of the bigger American hospital chains, was hit by a cyber attack.

UHS said at the time that its outage was caused by an IT security issue.

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The incidents were not restricted to two; AT&T's customers in South Carolina were also deprived of service, with the entire state going off air.

Customers in parts of North Carolina and Georgia were also affected.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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