Update: According to Apple's System Status page, everything looks to be in the clear once again!

Original Story: A large number of people are reporting issues with accessing the App Store and iTunes this afternoon. Apple's System Status page currently shows that there are issues with iTunes and both the iOS and Mac App Stores. A slew of people have also taken to Twitter to report issues with downloading apps and signing into iTunes.

It looks as though the issues are affecting some users, but not all. Let us know if you've run into any issues accessing the App Store and iTunes, and we'll update this post should any changes occur.