App Store and iTunes Experiencing Issues for Many Users Worldwide

Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect that many users may be unable to access, purchase, or update apps on the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Multiple other iCloud services are or were also experiencing downtime, including the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, iCloud Drive, and iWork for iCloud.

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The issues began shortly before 7:00 a.m. Pacific and appear to be widespread, affecting customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere, according to social media posts. Apple TV services and Apple's Volume Purchase Program are also affected by the service issues.

Update (9:10 a.m. Pacific): Apple's System Status page shows that the App Store, iTunes, and other iCloud services have been restored.

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Top Rated Comments

Aluminum213 Avatar
110 months ago
another day another iCloud issue
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DUCKofD3ATH Avatar
110 months ago
Am I the only one hearing the voice of Steve Jobs?
Probably, given that he's been dead for quite awhile.
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Apple is managing so much more complexity these days. It's understandable that it's a tough chore to manage everything, especially when the briefest problem is broadcast across the internets in seconds!

I do agree that Apple needs to be doing an even better job, but I also think it's important to realize that their job is 1000x more difficult than it was 10 years ago.
When you're making the profit Apple is, there's no excuse for poor quality anything. Spend as much money as it takes to achieve the quality people expect and pay for.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DUCKofD3ATH Avatar
110 months ago
Have you ever read this forum? If the longstanding, constant negativity and predictions of doom had much connection to reality, Steve Jobs would've shuttered Apple twenty years ago and taken a job fixing Windows machines at Best Buy.
Puh-leaze! Have you seen Mossberg, Dalrymple, and Gruber complaining about Apple apps before? And Apple already has a spotty reputation when it comes to web services.

That shiny profit Tim's so proud of is due, in large part, to Apple's reputation for making products "that just work". For some unknowable reason (at least to those outside Apple), he's squandering that reputation.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DUCKofD3ATH Avatar
110 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/02/04/app-store-itunes-downtime-feb-2016/')


Apple has updated its System Status page ('https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/') to reflect that many users may be unable to access, purchase, or update apps on the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Multiple other iCloud services are or were also experiencing downtime, including the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, iCloud Drive, and iWork for iCloud.



The issues began shortly before 7:00 a.m. Pacific and appear to be widespread, affecting customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere, according to social media posts. Apple TV services and Apple's Volume Purchase Program are also affected by the service issues.

Update (8:10 a.m. Pacific): App Store functionality has been restored for some users as Apple works to bring iCloud services back online.

Article Link: App Store and iTunes Experiencing Issues for Many Users Worldwide ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/02/04/app-store-itunes-downtime-feb-2016/')
One of these things is not like the others:

Mossberg: Apple’s apps need work ('http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/3/10900612/walt-mossberg-apple-iphone-ios-mac-osx-app-problems')

Dalrymple: About Walt Mossberg and Apple’s app problem ('http://www.loopinsight.com/2016/02/03/about-walt-mossberg-and-apples-app-problem/')

Gruber: Apple’s App Problem ('http://daringfireball.net/2016/02/apples_app_problem')

Apple reports a quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, the largest in history ('http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/26/10828134/apple-earnings-report-first-quarter-q1-2016-record-profit')

Apps are dodgy and services unreliable. Better get your act together, Tim. The natives are getting restless.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DevNull0 Avatar
110 months ago
Storing your data on someone else's servers? What could ever go wrong.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
felt. Avatar
110 months ago
Great non-story here.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)