What you need to know
- A couple of Apple services are experiencing issues.
- Users on Twitter and DownDetector are reporting outages on Apple Music, iTunes, and the App Store.
As you can see from DownDetector users there is a large spike in users reporting outages on iTunes, the App Store, and Apple Music as of Saturday afternoon, at around 1 pm ET:
Searches of all three services on Twitter also indicate that users are experiencing issues. Apple has confirmed on its system status page that the iTunes store and App Store are down, noting both services may be slow or unavailable to some users.
Interestingly Apple has only just resolved outages on the App Store and iTunes, as well as Apple Pay, on Friday. On Thursday a large outage on Snapchat occured, and some Apple services were impacted too, from that report:
User reports indicate App Store is having problems since 1:04 PM EDT. https://t.co/NTVCvoymdr RT if you're also having problems #appstoredownUser reports indicate App Store is having problems since 1:04 PM EDT. https://t.co/NTVCvoymdr RT if you're also having problems #appstoredown— Downdetector (@downdetector) July 31, 2021July 31, 2021
If there are ongoing issues at Apple, there's nothing we can do except wait it out until the services come back online.
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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