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Some users experiencing App Store outages, unable to download apps on iOS and Mac

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Starting about half an hour ago, the App Store is currently experiencing errors where apps do not finish downloading (or updating). Some users are reporting obtuse error messages, like the one above, whereas others are simply left with paused downloads on their iOS and Mac devices.

Availability likely varies by App Store region, but Twitter reports of App Store issues started around 6.30 Pacific Time. The problems are sporadic and do not necessarily arise on every device, but have been seen to occur across operating system versions: it is not limited to iOS 8 and Yosemite (which is still in beta).

Apple is yet to update its system service status page to acknowledge any issues.

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  1. luckydcxx - 8 years ago

    i was wondering if it was my machine … thanks for the update! I figured Apple’s status page would have showed it down but it was still green.

  2. jedimindtrick99 - 8 years ago

    I just downloaded 3 apps within 10min of this post and I didn’t have any issues

  3. timcrook - 8 years ago

    We have fixed the issue. Thanks for your patience

  4. herb02135go - 8 years ago

    I love the smell of Apple failure in the morning.

  5. BMWTwisty - 8 years ago

    I managed to get a couple updates on my iPad and MacBook Pro around 10:00 EST. I’ve been unable to access for the past 45 minutes or so (as of 11:00 am EST)

  6. paulywalnuts23 - 8 years ago

    Just downloaded an app to my Mac and no problems here…

  7. Taste_of_Apple - 8 years ago

    Let’s hope this is fixed ASAP.

  8. Jared Brunet - 8 years ago

    I was noticing that this morning. Thought it was my wifi connection that was acting up. I went to the Apple state page though and it said that all services were good and up and running. After about 20 minutes though everything seemed to be back to “normal” whatever the new “normal” is for Apple these days…


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