“We’ve been hearing word that Apple has temporarily shut down new subscription signups in some of the new countries,” Slivka reports. “Customers attempting to subscribe to the service are reportedly being met with the following message: ‘New subscriptions are currently unavailable. iTunes Match is temporarily not accepting new subscribers. Check back later.’”
Slivka reports, “So far we have heard of new subscriptions being halted in Canada and the UK, two of the countries that saw the service debut yesterday. Apple instituted a similar temporary pause in new subscription signups following the U.S. launch last month. “
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MacDailyNews Take: A little bride tells us that this is a demand issue – just like what happened during the initial U.S. rollout.
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