The last few weeks some of the big players have had major outages, Google, Microsoft and Amazon have all been hit. A self inflicted outage recently occurred at Apple, due to a security issue. Apple closed their developer site for a week while the issue was fixed.
As more and more of us rely on these services repliability and knowing whats happening becomes more important.
If your an Apple user then its likely you use their iCloud services. If you are having issues you can find out the status of Apple’s services here: