Earlier this week, iOS users discovered that the App Store was experiencing some technical issues that caused every item for sale to become unavailable. Now, only two days later, the company’s status page indicates that the App Store on Mac and iOS, iBooks Store, and various iTunes services such as the music store and Radio, are all suffering from even more downtime.
According to the status page, the issues first cropped up around 4:30 PM and have persisted for about three hours so far. A notice on the page states that only “some users” are having difficulty accessing the store, but there’s no mention of exactly how many users could be impacted.
Two outages in the same week isn’t a great record to have, especially in light of more recent concerns about Apple’s online services. The company will be holding an event next week to announce its next-generation iPhone and wearable device, reportedly alongside a new payment service.
Update: the page now indicates that the issue has been resolved.
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