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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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41 months ago
PSN is up and AppStore is down. What the heck is going on? Is it 2012 already?
Rating: 6 Votes
41 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: 4 Votes
41 months ago
The new datacenter is online and Apple is transferring Terabytes of data back and forth I guess.
Rating: 3 Votes
41 months ago
No issues on my iPhone...
Rating: 3 Votes
41 months ago
I can't download anything on my iPhone, iPad 2, or MBP.. Something awesome hopefully...:apple:
Rating: 3 Votes
41 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
41 months ago
It is working for me on my iPhone.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
One should imagine that they could switch to the new datacenter without any outages ....
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
They are probably switching the iTunes Store so it runs off the new data center. Likely doing it ahead of the announcement in preparation. Can't see them wanting to repeat that whole MobileMe fiasco.
Rating: 2 Votes
41 months ago
I was just in the Glasgow store hoping to take advantage of the speedy wifi to download some big app updates for my iPad.

Nada download - pah!
Rating: 2 Votes

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