iOS App Store temporarily down for some users (UPDATE)
UPDATE: It would appear that normal service has now been resumed.
If you've been trying to download apps or games onto your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without any joy over the past couple of hours, hopefully you can derive some comfort from the fact that you are not alone. According to Apple's System Status update page, it's noted that the App Store 'may be unavailable for some users', though presumably, the issue should soon be cleared up by Cupertino's engineers.
Aside from the standard App Store for iOS devices, the corresponding hubs for Mac and Apple TV have also been hit by these issues. Fortunately, the technical hitch doesn't appear to have affected users en masse as yet, and hopefully, all will be remedied in the near future. Alas, those affected will have to survive on their rations of already-downloaded apps until then. Oh, the humanity!
Have you been hit by the outages? Let us know in the comments.