Users report widespread outages affecting the App Store, iMessage, and more
Update: After around 3-hours of downtime, all Apple services have now been restoredd and are working again.
Apple appears to be experiencing widespread outages affecting the vast majority of its services, with large numbers of users reporting problems accessing the App Store, sending photos and videos through iMessage, using iCloud services including iCloud Contacts and iCloud Calendar, streaming through Apple Music and Apple TV+, and more.
Apple’s System Status webpage is showing Apple Music, Apple Arcade, the App Store, Apple TV+, and more as currently unavailable claiming only “some users are affected” however, the volume of complaints on Twitter suggest the outage is major, with Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman claiming his sources are saying the outages are also affecting Apple’s corporate and retail systems, with retail operations including pick-ups and repairs being hindered due to the problems.
The cause of the today’s outages is unknown, with almost all Apple services affected in one way or another by either slowness or full unavailability.
In addition to Apple’s online services – Music, Maps, Podcasts and more facing outages — I’m told Apple’s corporate and retail internal systems are down too, limiting remote work and retail operations like product pick-ups and repairs.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 21, 2022
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