iTunes And App Stores Down Worldwide, Other Apple Sites Also Reported Down

It’s easy to laugh at the idea of an iTunes-related emergency, but such a thing is possible. If you’re having trouble reaching services from Apple like the mobile and desktop App Stores, iTunes Store, and iBooks store, the company confirms that those are down for everyone, not just you. There are intermittent reports that other services are down, but Apple has not confirmed those.

Apple did deploy software upgrades for their desktop and mobile operating systems yesterday, but the systems should be robust enough to let millions of people download without taking the music store out, too. In theory.

Apple reports on its site for developers that iTunes Connect and TestFlight (a service to let users test pre-release versions of Apple apps) are down as well, including intermittent outages of the entire developer site, technical support pages, iCloud e-mail and other services from all over the world.



One user in Scotland even reported that the systems were down at their local Apple retail store.

How can you have an actual iTunes-related emergency? “Needed iMovie for something and couldn’t download it,” reports reader Mike, who let us know about these outages.

Apple’s iTunes Store is having problems and iTunes Connect is down [TheNextWeb]

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