App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & other services hit by ongoing network issues [u]

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in iCloud edited October 2017
A host of public- and developer-facing Apple online services -- including flagships like the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and the Mac App Store -- were encountering unspecified difficulties, according to the company's system status trackers.




In all cases, problems are said to have begun midday U.S. time on Thursday. The affected public services are experiencing "intermittent" issues -- aside from the ones mentioned above, othes impacted include Apple TV, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes U, and the Volume Purchase Program.

On the developer side, Apple is reporting trouble with in-app purchases and the iTunes Sandbox. The latter lets developers test apps and their purchases without running real transactions.

Update: After about three hours of spotty issues affecting only a small percentage of users, Apple reports that the situation has been resolved.

While outages are not uncommon with Apple online services, most are on a smaller scale and/or fixed within a matter of hours.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    JanNLJanNL Posts: 242member
    Please don't start with the usual comments about taking their time for new emojis and not for online services...
  • Reply 2 of 8
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,531member
    If they weren't focusing on stupid things like emoji's they could probably keep their servers up. If Steve were here this wouldn't have happened.
    AF_Hitt
  • Reply 3 of 8
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,283member
    macxpress said:
    If they weren't focusing on stupid things like emoji's they could probably keep their servers up. If Steve were here this wouldn't have happened.

    Please, you're making yourself look like a troll.
    RacerhomieX
  • Reply 4 of 8
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,531member
    lkrupp said:
    macxpress said:
    If they weren't focusing on stupid things like emoji's they could probably keep their servers up. If Steve were here this wouldn't have happened.

    Please, you're making yourself look like a troll.
    Ha ha!
    anantksundaram
  • Reply 5 of 8
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,531member

    sog35 said:
    macxpress said:
    If they weren't focusing on stupid things like emoji's they could probably keep their servers up. If Steve were here this wouldn't have happened.
    but emoji's bring in $$$

    servers don't
    Well technically servers do bring in $$$. If the servers are down, you can't buy anything. 
  • Reply 6 of 8
    lkrupp said:
    macxpress said:
    If they weren't focusing on stupid things like emoji's they could probably keep their servers up. If Steve were here this wouldn't have happened.

    Please, you're making yourself look like a troll.

    I thought he forgot to add /s at the end.
    badmonk
  • Reply 7 of 8
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,531member
    lkrupp said:
    macxpress said:
    If they weren't focusing on stupid things like emoji's they could probably keep their servers up. If Steve were here this wouldn't have happened.

    Please, you're making yourself look like a troll.

    I thought he forgot to add /s at the end.
    I purposely left it off... but of course I was kidding.
    badmonk
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