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

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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.

Top Rated Comments

ImNoSuperMan Avatar
143 months ago
PSN is up and AppStore is down. What the heck is going on? Is it 2012 already?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SockRolid Avatar
143 months ago
No prob here

Updated ~750MB of iPhoto 9.1.3 while everyone else was having problems.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused everyone else.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
notabadname Avatar
143 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Epic Xbox Revie Avatar
143 months ago
I can't download anything on my iPhone, iPad 2, or MBP.. Something awesome hopefully...:apple:
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
diamond.g Avatar
143 months ago
No issues on my iPhone...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0815 Avatar
143 months ago
One should imagine that they could switch to the new datacenter without any outages ....
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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