Apple Music and the App Store suffer another outage


A few of Apple’s services suffered another outage on Tuesday, just a day after much of Apple’s online services and infrastructure went offline on Monday. Apple’s System Status Page says issues with Apple Music, Podcasts, Books and the App Store have been resolved, nearly two hours after they began affecting some users.

Thankfully, iMessage, iCloud, Apple Maps, and Apple TV didn’t crash like they did on Monday. During the outage, Apple also warned that there were issues with weather, Game Center, Apple Card and iCloud web apps, saying they could be “slow or unavailable”. These issues are now marked as resolved.

During the outage, Apple Music worked for some Edge but not for others, and many of us have had problems trying to download apps or updates from the App Store. Usually the progress circle would just spin continuously, then revert to a download or update button after a failure. Now some Verge staff are reporting that Apple Music is back up and running for them, and I was able to download about 30 app updates without any issues.

The App Store chart is very similar.
Chart: DownDetector

Descent detector supported our experiments, showing nearly a thousand other people reporting issues with the Apple Store and Apple Music. By 5:30 p.m. ET, however, the number of people reporting issues had dropped dramatically.

Update, March 22, 7:02 p.m. ET: Updated to reflect that Apple has marked the issues as resolved.

Updated March 22, 5:51 p.m. ET: Added information about weather and iCloud web app issues.


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