Apple bitten? iTunes, AppStore down (UPDATES)

© Apple System Status
Multiple Apple cloud services are currently not working for “some users,” including the App store, Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV, iBooks Store, Radio, OSX Software Update, and all iTunes components.

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.

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.