Apple’s online stores hit with 2nd outage this week

“Earlier this week, iOS users discovered that the App Store was experiencing some technical issues that caused every item for sale to become unavailable,” Mike Beasley reports for 9to5Mac. “Now, only two days later, the company’s status page indicates that the App Store on Mac and iOS, iBooks Store, and various iTunes services such as the music store and Radio, are all suffering from even more downtime.”

“According to the status page, the issues first cropped up around 4:30 PM… The page now indicates that the issue has been resolved,” Beasley reports. “Two outages in the same week isn’t a great record to have, especially in light of more recent concerns about Apple’s online services.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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39 Comments

  1. I experienced this second outage. It was interesting that only part of the iTunes Store was affected. It was NOT an all out disconnect by any means. It just meant you couldn’t buy/download stuff for awhile. There was some flakiness for awhile into the evening (I’m ET, GMT -5). But it gradually cleared up.

    IOW: Not a lockout. Not a full blown DDOS attack. The timing was not convenient, therefore unlikely to be a server update. That’s typically saved for the middle of the night Cupertino time. It will be interesting to learn what has been going on.

    1. My guess is Apple is doing some things in the background to beef up it’s ability to handle and onslaught of activity. These outages and flakiness are often indicators of changes happening in the background.

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