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Widespread Outages Reported for Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores and iTunes Store


A flood of MacRumors readers have reported in saying that they are having difficulties downloading content from Apple's online download stores, including the App Stores for both iOS and Mac OS X as well as iTunes Store content. The issues appear to be widespread although not universal, as others have reported that they are having no problems downloading content.

The reason for the downtime is not currently known, although speculation has of course centered around potential preparations for Apple's new iCloud service set to be introduced on Monday at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference. Such preparations could involve the company shifting content around such as to its North Carolina data center, moves that could result in some issues with access to the content. Alternatively, Apple could simply be experiencing some sort of network problems unrelated to new product and service launches.

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45 months ago
PSN is up and AppStore is down. What the heck is going on? Is it 2012 already?
Rating: 6 Votes
45 months ago
I can't download anything on my iPhone, iPad 2, or MBP.. Something awesome hopefully...:apple:
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago
No issues on my iPhone...
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago
Updated ~750MB of iPhoto 9.1.3 while everyone else was having problems.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused everyone else.
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago
Just came back on line with no error for me. No "fix" required. Finally getting my 17 updates after 2 hours of attempts.
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago
One should imagine that they could switch to the new datacenter without any outages ....
Rating: 2 Votes
45 months ago
It's the PSN hackerz.
Rating: 1 Votes
45 months ago

No, the comment to which I replied was about moving all of the iTunes content to the NC servers. I made a joke about hoping that Apple wasn't having to pay the AT&T or Verizon broadband rate for moving all of that data (because I doubt Apple has enough cash to cover the move if they have to pay what we pay for each 2GB).




I have heard that the services are running however, due to a routing issue, all traffic into the data center is running through a tethered iPhone. This may cause some slowdown.

On the other hand, as a stock holder, I do recommend that everyone keep purchasing stuff as fast as they can to help check on the system.
Rating: 1 Votes
45 months ago
I had the same problem in Denmark - iTunes Store, App store and Gamecenter all locked me out :o But after two resets of my password I was rolling again and I haven't received the error again.
Rating: 1 Votes
45 months ago
Same here with me.
Rating: 1 Votes

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