Pretty much all morning I’ve been struggling with downloading apps and connecting to the iTunes Store on my iPhone. I’ve tried many solutions even trying to login on our iPad and on iTunes itself with no luck, and it seems like I’m not alone. Following a quick chat with AppleCare, it seems the iTunes Store and many other services are down for Apple right now.
According to the very helpful AppleCare support rep, the company has been struggling with down time for the past three days and that it’s a problem that’s pretty wide-spread across multiple users. And it doesn’t take long for you to find other people with the same problem:
— Dan Dias (@dandias) October 15, 2015
Itunes Store seems to be down again? Hummm What! All the money in the world evidently can't fix everything.
— Marcus Boswell (@Marcus_Boswell) October 15, 2015
Though some of those statuses may be in a language you may not understand, the general consensus is that the iTunes Store is down, again.
According to the AppleCare representative:
“Yes, iTunes and the App Store have been going down for about 3 days now, although they come back up, when it goes down, it is usually for a few hours at a time.”
When asked whether the problem was wide-spread, they said: “Yes, the issue with iTunes is for most customers currently.”
After our brief chat I was told to keep an eye on the Apple Services Status page for any updates, which, at the time of writing, is currently showing a majority of the store’s services having problems.
We’ll update this post again once the issue has been resolved.