“Lingering issues with Apple’s Internet-based services caused its company’s digital storefronts and FaceTime video chat to be unavailable for some users for hours on Wednesday,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“Earlier in the day, Apple’s digital storefronts were down for about two and a half hours. During that period, some users may have been unable to make purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, or iBookstore,” Oliver reports. “In addition, the storefront outage may have affected users attempting to download previously purchased content, use iTunes Match, or restore apps and music from an iCloud backup.”

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