Apple outage affecting Music, App Store, TV+ and more

Apple Music on iPhone
Apple Music on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • A major Apple outage is affecting several services.
  • Users are reporting issues with Apple Music and more.
  • Apple is indicating that there are eight separate issues affecting different services.

Update: 11:38 AM ET - 9/22/20 - Apple says that issues affecting Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager have now been resolved.

Apple has confirmed that eight current issues are affecting several of its major services including Apple Music, the App Store, Apple TV+, and more.

According to Apple's System Status page (opens in new tab) there are eight ongoing issues affecting the following:

  • App Store
  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV Channels
  • Apple TV+
  • iTunes Store
  • Mac App Store
  • Apple Business Manager (Now resolved)
  • Apple School Manager (Now resolved)

The extent of all the problems described by Apple simply states:

Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating this issue.

Downdetector shows a massive spike in reported issues with Apple Music in the last few minutes in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.

Users on Downdetector are also reporting issues with the App Store and Apple News, as well as Apple TV+, all issues that Apple seems to be aware of.

Across the board, Apple notes that only some users are affected and that the disruption seems to be intermittent, so there's always a chance you might not be affected.

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Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9