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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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36 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: 7 Positives
36 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: 6 Positives
36 months ago
Wait so is this showing for anyone else?



lol jk
Rating: 6 Positives
36 months ago
When will people learn? Call before you dig!
Rating: 6 Positives
36 months ago
Do you think we'll have to wait in an electronic line for Lion? Haha
Rating: 5 Positives
36 months ago
Hopefully this isn't the service we get when we can actually download Lion.
Rating: 3 Positives
36 months ago
Working good for me as well as Software Update. Apple must be doing some rolling updates to their servers.
Rating: 3 Positives
36 months ago
My guess is that it will replace iCloud on the homepage with an OS X Lion etc pic "Now Available Only at The Mac App Store". This will cause all the people who think they have a 4G iPhone to go down to an Apple Store only to find out there are no retail boxes.

I doubt we will see a pre announcement. Just a come n get it on the Apple homepage. And of course front and center in the Mac App Store.
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago
Lion is in the app store! Downloading now :D:D
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago
The good news is that if the Lion download through the App Store is a fiasco (would not surprise me), Apple may relent and release it on DVD :)
Rating: 2 Positives

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