Whilst Apple has been stated to be taking a look to shore up it is cloud carrier choices, the corporations efforts within the space have reportedly been stymied through political infighting. Warfare is claimed to been brewing between Apple's Siri and iCloud groups, and one senior engineer, Steve D'Aurora, is reported to have resigned.
From The Information (paywall):
The engineering war, which has behind schedule construction of the brand new infrastructure, stems from Apple's determination remaining yr to prolong the cloud-computing platform that powers Siri, and which is administered by way of Mr. Gates's workforce, to different Apple services together with iTunes, iMessage and iCloud. That threatened an engineering staff overseen by way of Eric Billingsley which recently runs iCloud and most of the different Apple Web services.
Apple is reportedly taking a look to have this venture finished via mid-2017. The groups stated to be concerned on this struggle also are rumored to be running on an effort to move Apple's iCloud infrastructure in-house, reducing its dependence on 3rd events.