Mac App Store Intermittently Down for Some Users

We've received a number of reports over the last hour indicating that users have had difficulty accessing the Mac App Store, with some users also reporting issues with the iTunes Store. There were a handful of reports of the Mac App Store briefly going down a few days ago, but today's outage seems more widespread, even if it is inconsistent and affected users are generally able to regain access after a few minutes.


Observers are of course looking for any sign that the launch of OS X Lion may be imminent, as the next-generation operating system will only be available through the Mac App Store. And while the apparent issues with the Mac App Store going on right now can't be directly linked to Lion, it is an intriguing development.

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42 months ago


Observers are of course looking for any sign that the launch of OS X Lion may be imminent, as the next-generation operating system will only be available through the Mac App Store. And while the apparent issues with the Mac App Store going on right now can't be directly linked to Lion, it is an intriguing development.


I can tell you that by the time you finish reading this sentence the forthcoming OS release will in fact be closer than when you started reading this sentence. :eek:
Rating: 6 Votes
42 months ago
When will people learn? Call before you dig!
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
I bet Steve's sat there flicking the "on" and "off" switch, laughing at the fact we've all been reduced to excited little children.

Thou shalt not be ashamed of getting over excited for Lion!
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
Wait so is this showing for anyone else?



lol jk
Rating: 5 Votes
42 months ago
Do you think we'll have to wait in an electronic line for Lion? Haha
Rating: 4 Votes
42 months ago
Hopefully this isn't the service we get when we can actually download Lion.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago
Working good for me as well as Software Update. Apple must be doing some rolling updates to their servers.
Rating: 3 Votes
42 months ago

This is not an indication of lion, probably just an indication that they are switching to the new data bases... for iCloud, and etc.


Yes, I'm sure that the system most essential for the successful distribution of Lion just happens to be undergoing some maintenance related to something completely different just days before the release of Lion. This is surely the most likely explanation.
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago
Apple's just laughing at us. Making us suffer the wait for Lion.
Rating: 2 Votes
42 months ago
LION IS COMING WOOOOO! :apple:
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