What you need to know
- Apple's services are currently experiencing an outage.
- Apple Music, Maps, and more are down.
Update: All services have been restored.
A number of Apple services including Apple Music, Apple Maps, and more are down right now.
While we've been able to confirm that Apple Music and Maps are definitely experiencing issues, Apple has just updated its Service Status (opens in new tab) page to reflect current outages, though it wasn't updated right away. We first heard about the outages because Down Detector shows that people were (and still are) reporting issues across a range of Apple services.
Notably, it doesn't appear that everyone is experiencing the same issues. While some report that iMessage is unavailable for them, others are having no issues sending and receiving messages. Apple Music does appear to be the worst impacted so far, while iCloud Photo Library is also proving troublesome for those who use it.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that many of Apple's internal systems are also affected, potentially preventing retail stores from functioning as they normally would.
In addition to Apple’s online services - Music, Maps, Podcasts and more facing outages — I’m told Apple’s corporate and retail internal systems are down too, limiting remote work and retail operations like product pick-ups and repairs.In addition to Apple’s online services - Music, Maps, Podcasts and more facing outages — I’m told Apple’s corporate and retail internal systems are down too, limiting remote work and retail operations like product pick-ups and repairs.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 21, 2022March 21, 2022
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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