Update: Apple says the issue has been resolved.
We’ve been receiving several tips from users having issues accessing the iTunes Store. According to Apple’s online services status page, the iTunes Store (which also covers the App Store and iBookstore) is suffering from an outage that is affecting 20% of users. Twenty percent of all of Apple’s iTunes customers is obviously a fairly significant number of people. The outage began at around 8 PM Pacific time, according to Apple, and there is no indication as to when the issues will be resolved. A brief outage for some iCloud features occurred earlier today. Several tweets from users below: