Apple has just announced that several of their services, including the App Store and iTunes, suffered outages Wednesday morning. Users of Apple products reported connection problems this morning when trying to access and download data. According to Bloomberg, issues with these services were found in the U.S., U.K., Spain, and Switzerland.
According to Apple, although all of its services were working as of 9 a.m. EST, the company was updating its service list throughout the morning due to the apparent outages. At 10:30, Apple said there were reports from users that several services were “unavailable for all users,” and the issues began around 5 a.m.
A status update revealed that users were not be able to access Apple’s iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, or Mac Apple Store. In addition, the update indicated that there were continuous problems until just before 9 a.m. However, some users still reported having further issues with Apple’s services up until 10:15 a.m.
Apple has yet to release an official statement regarding the outages. The tech giant’s stock fell 1.5 percent during the first hour of the trading, most likely due to the product issues.
By Alex Lemieux
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