I already got this fixed first off. I just found my host file and deleted the gs.apple.com line, but my question to you is, WHY DOES IT HAPPEN? It's happened on three separate occasions now. I've updated iTunes, my computer, restarted. I've done everything and it's annoying that I've had to go to those lengths to fix it. Anyone know what causes this issue? All I could find were ways to fix it, but noone really explained the cause.