Apple App Store and iTunes Store are both down (UPDATE: Problem solved)


Looking to download that killer app for your iPhone or iPad? You might be able to browse through the listings on the App Store or iTunes Store, but you won't be able to actually make a purchase. The problem started at around 5am and is still affecting both stores seven hours later. There is no word from Apple as to when it expects to have both stores functioning normally.

Coincidentally, this comes the day after a CIA plan to hack into Apple iPhones and iPads was revealed by Edward Snowden. The plan, which was designed to create a back door that would secretly be built into apps created with a rogue version of XCode. Information about iPhone and iPad users would go out the back door and straight to a CIA "listening post."

So do we think that the CIA is behind today's outage? Nah. But it might be hard convincing all of the conspiracy theorists out there that there is no connection. Meanwhile, as soon as Apple makes the necessary repairs, we will let you know.

source: Apple

UPDATE: The Apple App Store and iTunes Store are both now accepting payments. For over 12 hours on Wednesday, prospective customers could only browse the stores, but could not actually make a purchase. Apple has fixed the issue.


 

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14 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Everyone wanted to download nokia here maps and their servers got a brain fart.

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Flappy birds 2.

3. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

oh,i just thought it was a new feature in iOS 8.2, just like that huge battery drain, overheating and unremovable Watch bloatware.

4. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol the android fan talking about overheating (M9+s5), battery drain(lolipop) and bloatware (touchwiz)...now iv heard it all.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Still doesn't make what PorkyBurger said any less true.

7. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

And so? That still doesn't fix the problems with my 5S. >.> and u wish I would be android fan. In yer dreams.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

I have a 5s, what problems are you having with it?

9. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

The ones I mentioned above - LEARN TO READ.

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You must be having a faulty phone because I never heard of that and I am around 3 5ses.

6. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Blame murica.

10. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Where is this murica? I have never heard of Murica.

11. sybersushi1

Posts: 8; Member since: May 29, 2013

I know why is iTunes not working. Avril Lavigne is releasing her 6th album. :)

14. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And iTunes, which recently achieved sentience, committed suicide to spare humanity?

16. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

It's now up again....beeen back for over an hour.

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