We've been getting reports from some people, in some parts of the world, unable to get to the iTunes Store or to download apps. As of now, Apple System Status is reporting problems with the iTunes Store, but not yet the App Store. Since they're connected, it's safe to assume the problem is pretty general.
If you're having trouble accessing iTunes Store or downloading apps, let us know where you are, when your trouble started, and when it starts working again!
Update: Apple is now reporting App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and Backup are all down, down, down.
Not much to do but wait and hope Apple gets their WebObjects all swept back in order quickly...
Update 2: Apple is reporting all services restored as of 10:54am PDT. Everything working for everyone again?
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.