Apple Card, Apple Pay, Maps and Messages Experiencing Outages [Updated]

Apple is having trouble with a number of services at this time, and along with problems that are preventing people from installing macOS Big Sur and slowing down third-party apps, Apple Card, Apple Pay, Maps, and iMessage are experiencing issues.

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According to Apple's System Status page, Apple Card and Apple Pay are seeing a complete outage. Users are not able to complete Apple Pay transactions, and some users may be unable to apply for or manage an Apple Card on Apple.com.

Maps traffic and routing and navigation is also out, and Apple says that the services "may be slow or unavailable." The same goes for iMessage, with Apple saying that some users are affected and may be unable to use iMessage at this time.

It's not clear when these services will be functioning properly again, but if you're having problems with Maps, Messages, Apple Card, and Apple Pay, you're not alone. Users are also unable to install macOS Big Sur at this time.

Update 2:30 p.m.: According to Apple's System Status page, the issues with Apple Card, Apple Pay, iMessage, and Maps have been fixed.

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sw1tcher Avatar
46 months ago
It was the totally jealous PC guy ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-ends-todays-mac-event-with-return-of-totally-jealous-pc-guy.2266866/') Apple brought back. He did it. He's the saboteur.
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-DMN- Avatar
46 months ago
They gotta cut cost somewhere, now that they're including power adapters with the M1 MacBooks.
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gimbal Avatar
46 months ago
Outage also affecting opening any app on most Macs. Apparently the outage (or overload?) includes ocsp.apple.com -- every time you launch an app, the Mac checks the ocsp server for certificate revocation. If the server is down there is a long time out, and the app just bounces and doesn't open. The solution is to go offline to launch the app, or, to block ocsp.apple.com in etc/hosts (or using little snitch). Apple doesn't seem to be acknowledging the issue - but Twitter is blowing up with Mac users confused as to why suddenly their Macs are so slow.

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Squuiid Avatar
46 months ago

It's literally impossible to ddos attack a company such as apple. They are designed to have billions of devices connect every second. No way someone can amass enough attacking devices to stress the servers enough.
Errr... all its users just did.
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46 months ago


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EatinPonies Avatar
46 months ago
I feel so dirty... had to use Google Maps in CarPlay to get home this afternoon! Ewwww
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