Apple’s ongoing struggles in India have been highlighted this week in a report by CNBC, which interviewed locals to ask about their experiences with the cost of Apple devices and the company’s services. Indian users were favorable of Apple Music over rival services — thanks to an improved catalog and affordable subscription price — but Apple Maps and Siri received much lower marks.
Echoing some complaints about the two services heard in other countries, including from United States users, Indian customers said that Apple Maps has sparse data for a number of cities and towns, misses landmarks, and lacks basic turn-by-turn directions. One user in [...]
Apple is deprecating a significant portion of essential network services included in macOS Server this year, as outlined in a published support statement titled „Prepare for changes to macOS Server„. Apple’s note reads:
macOS Server is changing to focus more on management of computers, devices, and storage on your network. As a result, some changes are coming in how Server works. A number of services will be deprecated, and will be hidden on new installations of an update to macOS Server coming in spring 2018.
The note goes on to list a series of deprecated services that will be removed in a future release of macOS Server, including calendar and [...]
Multiple iCloud services are currently experiencing downtime, according to Apple’s System Status page, leaving them inaccessible to some users.
Find My Friends, Find My iPhone, iCloud Backup, Contacts, Calendar, Drive, Keychain, Mail, Notes, Reminders, Storage Upgrades, and Web Apps have all been down for some people since 8:35 a.m. Pacific Time.
Back to My Mac, iWork for iCloud apps, Mail Drop, and Photos are also impacted.
Apple’s System Status report says that 1.5 percent of users are affected and may be unable to use the above listed services. It’s not clear how long the outage will last, but we’ll update when it’s [...]