Cloud iCloud outage cuts users off from iMessage, Photo Stream, and other Apple services August 22, 2013 6:30 AM Sean Ludwig Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific! Apple’s iCloud service, which helps connect iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices to key services, has been experiencing an outage for more than six hours this morning, according to Apple’s status dashboard. The status dashboard indicates that the outage started just before 4 a.m. PT and is still ongoing. The iCloud services affected by the outage include iMessage, Photo Stream, Documents in the Cloud, Backup, and iPhoto Journals. Apple says the outage is affecting less than 1 percent of users. However, with more than 300 million people now connected to iCloud, that could mean 2 – 3 million people are having issues connecting this morning. The last time Apple had a major outage was back in mid-July, when its developer website was hacked and experienced significant downtime. Before that, iCloud and iTunes services were down for 20 percent of users briefly in June. Are you having iCloud issues today? Let us know in the comments below. Above: Apple’s status dashboardImage Credit: Sean Ludwig/VentureBeat Developing post. VentureBeat is studying social media marketing tools. Chime in, and we’ll share the data with you.