Apple’s App Store, iTunes and cloud services have suffered an outage, preventing Mac, iPad and iPhone uses from making purchases and using its iCloud services.
According to Apple’s System Status support page, the problems started just before 7:00am Pacific time and appears to be be widespread, affecting customers in the US, Canada, Europe and other areas where Apple has a presence.
An hour later, Apple managed to restore some of its App Store functionality. At the time of writing Apple is currently working on getting its iCloud services back online.
Predictably, many Apple customers took to Twitter to voice their concern and woe at the App Store being down.
— Big D The Icedman (@BigD_204) February 4, 2016
Oh noes, Apple. The Mac app store is down!
— taylorka (@taylorka) February 4, 2016
Apple has remained quiet on the outage and has given no indication on when its services will be up and functioning as normal.
This is the second outage Apple has suffered in recent weeks; Apple Music went down on 14 January.
Apple is not alone in suffering cloud-based service outages; numerous other major technology companies have been blighted by cloud outages at some point.
Even the biggest providers of cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, have been hit by outages, so much so that V3 has a rundown of the top 10 recent cloud outages.