Apple bitten? iTunes, AppStore down (UPDATES)
The outage began around 9:45 a.m. Eastern time, and was resolved by 1:30. The cause remains unknown.
“We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available,” Apple said on its System Status page.
The majority of Apple Music errors are a variation on “Unknown Title” so I suppose this is progress. pic.twitter.com/9r6iMkrGaV— Mark Mitchell (@withoutnations) July 21, 2015
Apple had exclusive rights to covering this year’s nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards. The outage came just as Beats1 radio DJs were announcing the nominations, prompting speculation that the services could not handle the traffic.
The company recently rolled out Apple Music as a subscription service, bundling it with the update to its mobile operating system. The introduction has not been smooth, however, with some users reporting a frustrating user experience and loss of songs from the iTunes libraries.
I don't know about you guys, but iCloud music library has been a bit of a disaster for me. Endlessly frustrating.— Lee Unkrich (@leeunkrich) July 21, 2015