Gmail and other popular Google services experienced a partial service outage at a very bad time

Some of Google’s most popular services, including Gmail and Google Calendar, experienced technical problems on Tuesday, preventing some users from accessing their email and other data.

Users were reporting slowness and connectivity errors for seveal of its services, Google said in a message posted on its online dashboard for monitoring performance of its G Suite applications.

The company later updated the dashboard at 9:27am PT (11:54 PM Tuesday, in Singapore) saying that the problems with Gmail and other apps “shold be resolved.”

“We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” Google wrote.

The technical problems, which left many users scrambling to access important services, started coming into play as millions of people started preparing to tune into the webcast of Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone launch event.

Gmail, Calender, Google Drive, Google Docs and Google Sheets were all flagged as experiencing partial service disruptions as of 8:54am PT on Tuesday morning.

A Google spokesman referred Business Insider to the company’s dashboard updates.

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