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Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and App Store Experiencing Issues During VMA Nominee Announcements

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A growing number of users on Twitter are reporting issues with Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and the App Store as nominees are announced for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) exclusively on Beats 1. MacRumors can confirm that many of Apple's cloud-based services are currently not loading or are displaying error messages in the United States and Canada.


Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect service disruptions for some users for the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App Store, OS X Software Update, Beats 1 Radio and Volume Purchase Program. The issues have been ongoing since approximately 9:45 AM Eastern.

Update 10:38 AM Pacific: Apple's System Status page now indicates that all services are online again.

Article Link: Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and App Store Experiencing Issues During VMA Nominee Announcements
 

bbeagle

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ROFL.....you can't be serious that there are that many people that care about the VMAs that it is taking down Apple's infrastructure. This ain't 1988.

In the old days, it didn't matter how many people were listening/watching a broadcast, the radio or television station broadcast the SAME signal, and if 100 people or 100,000 people had radios or TVs with antennas, it didn't matter.

Now, Apple (or any company) must ramp up their server load to serve more people. I understand for custom web content, but for streaming content, which is the same for everyone, there's got to be a better way.
 
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Even Longer

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Seriously? Beats 1 must have had a codename: "ISSUE 1". There hasn't been a single day, this service worked flawlessly here in Germany...

So, for us here it is business as usual. ;)
 
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jonnyb098

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This is why people still want to own their music. All this cloud stuff can go down down down the drain. How is it just about EVERY other music service can stay up? Pandora has never once been down for me in almost 10 years. Apple might just need to throw in the towel on cloud services. They never can get them right.
 
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A growing number of users on Twitter are reporting issues with Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and the App Store as nominees are announced for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) exclusively on Beats 1. MacRumors can confirm that many of Apple's cloud-based services are currently not loading or are displaying error messages in the United States and Canada.


Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect service disruptions for some users for the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App Store, OS X Software Update, Beats 1 Radio and Volume Purchase Program. The issues have been ongoing since approximately 9:45 AM Eastern. Apple is currently investigating the cause of the problem.

Article Link: Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and App Store Experiencing Issues During VMA Nominee Announcements

Wonderful company. "Diversifies to grow to highest capitol company in the world, ***** on all their customers quality experiences."
 
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bbeagle

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This is why people still want to own their music. All this cloud stuff can go down down down the drain. How is it just about EVERY other music service can stay up? Pandora has never once been down for me in almost 10 years. Apple might just need to throw in the towel on cloud services. They never can get them right.

Pandora is down all the time...

http://sitedown.co/pandora

There just isn't a pandorarumors.com website to detail every second it's down.
 
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Godzilla71

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This is why people still want to own their music. All this cloud stuff can go down down down the drain. How is it just about EVERY other music service can stay up? Pandora has never once been down for me in almost 10 years. Apple might just need to throw in the towel on cloud services. They never can get them right.

Or, acquire a company that can
 
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