The company did not disclose the cause of the outage on its system services page. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.
There were thousands of user reports on the outage-detecting site Down Detector of issues with iMessage and iCloud on Monday afternoon. The number of outages reported with the services rapidly peaked and then receded.
By 4 p.m. ET, Apple’s systems services page was updated to indicate that all of the outages had been resolved.
While Monday’s outage ended up being brief, service disruptions like this are notably rare from Apple.