Some Apple services go down including the App Store, Photos, iTunes and more

Repeated warnings received by iPhone users saying that apps can not be purchased at the moment from iTunes, is one of the signs indicating that Apple device users are having problems connecting with several Apple services this afternoon. Certain features like the App Store, iTunes in the Cloud and Photos are not working. As of 5:30pm Eastern Time, 13 services are unavailable to some users, according to Apple's website.

Some features such as Apple Music and Find My iPhone are listed as working by Apple, but there have been reports that those two services are also down. According to Apple, the outages started at approximately 3:45pm EDT.

Apple has responded to tweets sent to them about the outage by saying that they are aware of the situation, and are investigating. As of 5:30pm Eastern Time, the services not working according to Apple's system status page include:

  • Apple TV
  • iCloud Backup
  • iCloud drive
  • iCloud Notes
  • iCloud Storage Upgrades
  • iCloud Web Apps
  • iTunes in the Cloud
  • iWork for iCloud
  • Mac App Store
  • Mail Drop
  • Photos
  • Volume Purchase Program
source: Apple via CNBC

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10 Comments

1. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

This can't be it's Apple for chr*st sake not happening no way

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple isn't immune to outages. Many companies have outages. It has happened to Amazon quite recently and Google. Same thing with the carriers.

6. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

He was trolling

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Bit we aren't talking aboit them. We are talking about Apple. Damage control?

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, Google went down 3 years ago, for a whole 5 minutes.

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

well, they just add another container of hardware for redundancy every now and then :)

2. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

OMG this was driving me crazy!! but everything is okay now, everyting works fine, here in Brussels

11. ullokey

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

is everything fine? start eating your pommes and wait until another muslim decides to blow himself (hopefully not at the Herge or Comic strip Museum)

5. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Maybe they got hacked

7. phonearenaviewer

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Yes all have their ups/downs BUT this is reason I use Google for contacts/mail/cal on my iPhone 6S Plus. Can't remember last time it was down.

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