Apple users experience services outage
San Francisco (AFP) – Apple users faced unexpected glitches Thursday, as the App Store, Apple TV and other key services were sidelined.
An official Apple status web page confirmed the outage.
Users in various countries including the United States, UK and parts of Asia flocked to social media reporting issues purchasing and updating apps, as well as backing up devices and streaming from Apple TV.
The California-based company did not respond to an AFP query regarding the cause, extent or duration of the outage.
The problem appeared to have started shortly before 13H00 local time (20H00 GMT).
A message on the Apple status page said the outage affected multiple iCloud and store services, and that the company was “investigating.”