Apple’s iPhone authentication service is down. dotMac is down. MobileMe is up and down.
To add insult to injury, even Apple’s discussion servers are down.
We'll be back soon.
In an ideal world, Apple would do some post-mortem analysis of their culture and commit themselves to being a high-reliability organization.
In the real world, we shouldn’t expect Apple to deliver mission-critical services. It’s not what they do.
8/4/08: I don't expect Apple has really reformed, but I'll give them credit for some soul searching.