The iOS App Store seems to be suffering a major outage, though Apple’s system status page doesn’t yet say that there are any issues (update: now it does). Users took to Twitter to point out that every single application listed on the store is now returning an error stating that it is “no longer available.” Typically this error is reserved for applications that have been pulled from sale.
The Mac App Store seems to be fine and still allows downloading applications. However, both the desktop and mobile versions of the iOS store are experiencing the issue.
Update: Apple has acknowledged that “[some] users may be unable to access multiple stores or make purchases.” The page lists issues for the App Store, the iBooks Store, and the iTunes music store. It also indicates that the issue is ongoing, though a few people have noted that they can now download apps.
Update 2: Apple System Status now says systems are functioning normally, 7 hours after we initially reported the outage.
Liz Foulkes (@Peacefulplanet) September 03, 2014
Heather Jackman♡ (@HelloHeatherJ) September 03, 2014
I can't download anything on the @AppStore It says the app is no longer available?—
Scott Walker (@CEOW3) September 03, 2014