iWork for iCloud access being limited due to 'overwhelming response'

Just a few days after Apple opened the floodgates and allowed all customers with an Apple ID to try out the new iWork for iCloud beta, the gates are being closed again it seems. Multiple reports have been seen that some are seeing an apology message when trying to log in. The message, courtesy of 9to5Mac:

Sorry...We've had an overwhelming response to Numbers for iCloud beta. Please check back soon.In the meantime, you can continue to store your spreadsheets in iCloud

What "overwhelming response" constitutes is unclear, yet it still seems mildly surprising that we're seeing such messages within the first few days of open access. The service is still in beta we should remember, so it is perhaps possible that Apple underestimated the number of people keen to try it out.

We're not seeing the message ourselves when we try to log in, but if you are give us a shout out in the comments below. And, if you've managed to take a look at iWork for iCloud yet, tell us how you're finding it.

Source: 9to5Mac

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