Breaking News: Apple’s App Store Suffers Major Outage Across Multiple Platforms

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App Store Outage Leaves Users Frustrated Worldwide

Apple’s App Store, a crucial platform for downloading and updating apps on iPhones, iPads, and Macs, is currently experiencing a widespread outage, leaving millions of users frustrated and unable to access their favorite apps and services.

The issues began around 6:30 PM ET on Wednesday, with users reporting problems connecting to the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and other Apple services. The outage appears to be affecting users globally, with reports coming in from the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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According to data from DownDetector, a website that tracks online service disruptions, user complaints spiked to over 6,000 for the App Store alone. Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple TV+ also saw a significant increase in reported issues, with thousands of users unable to access these services.

When attempting to open the App Store, users are greeted with error messages such as “Cannot Connect” and “Something went wrong”. Some users have reported being able to access certain features of the affected services, but the experience is inconsistent.

Apple’s System Status page, which provides real-time information on the status of its services, initially did not acknowledge the ongoing issues. However, the company later updated the page, confirming that “some users are affected” and that they are investigating the problem.

The cause of the outage remains unclear, and Apple has not provided any official statement regarding the matter. Some speculate that the issue could be related to a server or network problem, while others believe it may be due to a software bug.

This is not the first time Apple’s services have faced significant downtime. In 2024, the company’s online services, including the App Store and Apple Music, experienced an outage that lasted for several hours. Such disruptions can have a substantial impact on both users and developers, as the App Store is the primary gateway for downloading and updating apps on Apple devices.

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For developers, the App Store outage means potential loss of revenue, as users are unable to download or purchase their apps. According to estimates, iOS developers collectively lost around $15 million during a previous 12-hour App Store outage.

Users, on the other hand, are left without access to their favorite apps and services, causing frustration and inconvenience. Many have taken to social media to express their disappointment and seek answers from Apple.

While Apple works on resolving the issue, users can try a few troubleshooting steps, such as checking their internet connection, restarting their devices, or signing out and back into their Apple accounts. However, if the problem persists, users may have to wait until Apple resolves the underlying issue.

As the outage continues, the tech community and Apple users worldwide await an official statement from the company, hoping for a swift resolution to this widespread problem. The incident serves as a reminder of how heavily we rely on digital platforms and the impact such disruptions can have on our daily lives.

Update as of 7:34AM PH Time, April 4: Most services are back on line.

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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