App Store and iTunes Among Apple Services Experiencing Downtime [Fixed]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A number of Apple services are experiencing an extended period of downtime, including the App Store and iTunes Connect. The iOS and Mac App Stores are displaying various error messages to users about being unable to connect or certain items being unavailable, as spotted by The Next Web, and iTunes Connect and TestFlight are also down for developers.

    The outage is affecting a significant number of users in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, India and many other countries worldwide. The downtime appears to have been ongoing for several hours this morning, although Apple has yet to update its System Status page to reflect the downtime for the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Connect, TestFlight or any other affected Apple services.
    Update 6:55 AM PT: Apple has updated its System Status page after the fact to reflect the downtime. Apple lists that iCloud sign in and mail was down for all users between roughly 2:00 AM to 5:45 AM Pacific Time, although it is clear that other services were affected as well. While the App Store and iTunes have returned online in some regions, a number of Apple services still appear to be experiencing intermittent downtime in several countries.

    Update 7:05 AM PT: Apple has updated its System Status page again to reflect the widespread iTunes Store outage ongoing since 2 AM Pacific Time.

    Update 10:34 AM PT: In a statement given to CNBC, an Apple spokesperson said the downtime is due to an internal DNS error at Apple and that the company is working on a fix.
    Update 1:39 PM PT According to Apple's System Status page, the iTunes and App Store outage has been resolved.

    Article Link: App Store and iTunes Among Apple Services Experiencing Downtime [Fixed]
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
  3. catean macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2013
    Timisoara, Romania
  4. Sandstorm macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2011
    Riga, Latvia
    Can confirm. I've been having problems with iOS App Store and Mac iTunes store for a couple of hours now.

    Kind of ridiculous, that social media is already full of reports, but the Apple System Status still display all-is-good green icons everywhere. What is the point of such system status page then? :confused:
  5. Youfight1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015
    Cupertino still asleep, will be fixed when they wake.
  6. johnfatz macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    Problem in Ireland - affecting iMessage too it seems.
  7. Mr Dashles macrumors newbie

    Mr Dashles

    Jun 24, 2014
  8. sapbasis macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2008
    Thanks Macrumors. First place I checked when I could not connect was the Apple Status page which showed everything green.
  9. quaresma macrumors member


    Jan 20, 2013
    Can confirm in Denmark.

    Can't use app store or find my iPhone. At first I reset my password because it said it was wrong, and then with the new password it still failed.

    Thanks MR. Thought it was just me!
  10. arthurpeck macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015
    iCloud Drive & iCloud Photo Library on is down in Belgium!
  11. yannxou macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2012
  12. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    Been unable to listen to my music through iTunes in the cloud all morning here in the Netherlands. Have actually had to do some work...sort it out Apple! ;)
  13. drpellypo macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2007
    Northumberland, UK
    Physical store payments are down too. Just had to have my card swiped on a manual machine this morning at Apple Store in UK. It was like the 90's again.
  14. AppleInLVX macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2010
    Ontario, Canada. Problem on my Mac is intermittent. Problem on my iPad is persistent. Can't get at the App store at all.
  15. numlock macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2006
    guess thats why i cant download the google calendar app.
  16. ItzJordan macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2015
    Almost a world wide outage... I can confirm that the iTunes Services are down in Australia. Also, don't log out of the store because I did and I can't get back in....
  17. cpireland28 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2007
    In UK, can't access iTunes Store or quite a few iCloud services...

    Panicked and rang apple support - they were very little help as some of their services are down, such as screen sharing... also can't book genius appointment because that is down...

    It is frustrating as people have said, as all the services are green on apple support page when clearly they aren't... The problems I'm having will hopefully be sorted when apple sorts itself out, but I've had quite a few stressful hours...
  18. MentalFloss macrumors 65816


    Mar 14, 2012
    I consider it very unlikely that these services are maintained only by "9 to 5" workers.


    Sounds nearly like a DDOS attack on a wide range of Apple IP addresses. I don't see a reason otherwise why completely unrelated services should all be down.
  19. ItzJordan macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2015
    One group that comes to mind who were able to take down Microsoft Xbox and Sonys Playstaion. The Lizard Squad. Surely Apple will have top notch security?...
  20. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It seems intermittent. I've been unable to update the apps on my iPhone this morning but it has just started to update the Shazam app while the Outlook update still doesn't work.

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  21. Mazenat macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2010
    Saudi Arabia
    Same here. I can't access the app store, and I get a "cannot connect to iTunes Store" error message
  22. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    As mentioned here already, issues seem around the globe.

    This seems a big downer!
    But at Apple System Status all seems well...

    Anyone @ Apple tech support doing nightshifts..? :eek:

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  23. Fortimir macrumors 6502a


    Sep 5, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Down in Indiana. Came here first. This sounds pretty big.

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