The Apple App Store is up and running after earlier outage

The Apple App Store is up and running after earlier outage
Apple iPhone and iPad users were frustrated for parts of the afternoon today, as the Apple App Store went down. Note that this shouldn't be confused with the Apple Store, which was shut down earlier this morning prior to the introduction of the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad (2018) with Apple Pencil support. It has become a tradition for Apple to take down the Apple Store prior to a new product announcement.

The good news is that the outage has ended, according to Apple's own system status. The site shows that the App Store was down from 3:04pm EST to 4:49pm. According to Apple, "Some users were affected. Users were unable to sign in to multiple stores/services or make purchases."

Also down this afternoon at the same time as the App Store, but now up and running:

  • Apple TV
  • iBook Store
  • iTunes Store
  • iTunes U
  • Mac App Store
  • Volume Purchase Program

If you're still having an issue with any of the above, or suffered along with everyone else this afternoon, drop us a comment in the box below.


source: Apple

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5 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

Downtime probably saved consumers millions

2. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Must be nice to have Apples problem of customers frustrated they can’t spend money

3. gamehead unregistered

No need getting butthurt over jokes

6. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

What're you going on about?

5. slashas

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Apple is kidding me with this “App Store was down from 3:04pm EST to 4:49pm”? For me App Store has been down over 12hours or even more, haven’t checked as was sleeping during the night, but whole working day it was down.

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