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Original story (from Feb 01, 2019) follows:

After Apple disabled the Group Facetime feature earlier this week due to a nasty bug, We’re seeing some reports from Apple users that say the App Store (or view Apple ID) is not working for them. Few say they can’t even connect to the company’s app marketplace application. Here are a handful of reports:

The frequency of reports currently is low, so it doesn’t seem like every Apple device user is affected. But it could also be that the issue is spreading slowly.

Anyway, we couldn’t find any official word from Apple on the matter, but will surely update this story as and when we find more newsworthy stuff related to this matter.

Until then, let us know your App Store experience in the comments section below.

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Update 1 (February 1, 2019)

Looks like devices with specific iOS versions are facing this problem:

Has Apple done this to make people update to iOS 12? Less likely, but there are reports:

Update 2 (February 1, 2019)

Some Apple Music and iTunes users are also reporting issues:

Update 3 (February 1, 2019)

Someone posted this workaround on Reddit:

I was able to connect (but not do much else) by setting my date back to the 29th. Please try it and report what works!

[Discussion] App Store connection issues megathread!
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Telegram says update issue at Apple’s end

Telegram users have been reporting a strange issue for a few hours now. They say even after updating to the latest version 5.3 from the App Store, the app doesn’t update.

What’s good is, there’s an official word on the matter, with the company saying it’s an issue at Apple’s end.

Meanwhile, users say some other apps like Skype are also exhibiting similar behavior.

Note that unlike the connectivity issue, this updates-related problem doesn’t seem to be iOS 11 specific.

Anybody else having this issue? App store keeps showing update available after updating the apps in iOS 12.1.3
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Will update this story as and when we have more information to share on this matter.

Update 4 (February 1, 2019)

Another app developer says updates issue is at Apple’s end:

Update 5 (February 1, 2019)

Here’s a security researcher summing up all these ongoing issues with App Store:

Update 6 (February 1, 2019)

Telegram’s CEO Durov has confirmed the Apple App Store issues. Here’s what he said in his latest post about a new Telegram update:

It seems iOS users have to wait a while to get the update, because the App Store has been experiencing issues since yesterday. I expect that Apple is going to get their issues sorted out in the next few hours as Cupertino is waking up


Update 7 (February 2, 2019)

Both connectivity and updates issues should be fixed by now.

PNC bank app and systems not working

A lot of PNC bank customers are also taking to social media to report issues accessing banking facilities. Some say the app isn’t working, while others say they are not even able to access the bank’s phone systems.

Take a look at some reports:

We couldn’t find any official word from PNC on the matter, but will surely update this story as and when we notice any newsworthy stuff related to this issue.

Update 8 (June 04, 2019)

Apple App store seems to be down again for many users around the world. Here are some reports:

More reports here. While for some users search is not working, others are facing connectivity issues with the app marketplace.

Apple’s official service status page currently shows App Store as online (see here). Anyway, we are monitoring the situation, and will update the story as and when we have any newsworthy development to share.

Update 9 (June 04, 2019)

Not only App Store, but Mac App Store, Apple Music, and Radio are also down currently.


Update 10 (June 05, 2019)

The outage has been resolved.

Update 11 (June 05, 2019)

Many users say the issue is resolved now.

Update 12 (February 24, 2022)

01:12 pm (IST): Apple Store is apparently down or not working for many. Apart from user reports from Twitter, Downdetector also conveys the same.

@Apple the #AppStore is down – search and certain functions not working as expected 😱 (Source)

@AppleSupport is the Apple App Store down? (Source)

@AMCHelps Is your AppStore currently down? I keep getting an internet connection error. I have deleted the app and reinstalled. (Source)

05:37 pm (IST): We haven’t come across any fresh reports on Twitter and Downdetector regarding the App Store issue.

Also, Apple’s official System Status page does not show any current problems. So, it seems that the issue with the App Store is now resolved.

Update 13 (August 1, 2022)

Users are reporting that the App Store is currently down and not working for them. Apple is yet to mention how long the store will be down for.

#AppleStore Down 🤔 (Source)

The Apple store is still down. What is Apple adding? (Source)


Update 14 (August 2, 2022)

11:48 am (IST): One of those affected has confirmed that the recent outage with Apple Store has now been resolved. Also, we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Twitter.

Update 15 (September 15, 2022)

09:33 am (IST): There is currently an outage on Apple servers that is affecting the Apple Website (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). There is still no official acknowledgment of the issue yet.

Update 16 (December 14, 2022)

08:19 am (IST): Multiple reports and Downdetector platform indicate that the Apple Store (both the app and the website) are down or not working (1, 2, 3).

03:29 pm (IST): It seems that the problems in the online Apple Store were already fixed. However, now is Apple Music the service that is down or not working according to reports.

Users claim that they get an error saying ‘Resource unavailable’. Apple is yet to acknowledge the issue but it’s more than likely that we’ll see a fix relatively soon.

Update 17 (May 19, 2023)

08:36 am (IST): Apple Music users report that the service is currently down or not working for them.

03:00 pm (IST): Apple Music is now available again as the outage has been fixed.

Update 18 (September 15, 2023)

05:34 pm (IST): Several users report that the Apple Store website is currently down or not loading while they try to preorder a device from the new iPhone 15 series (1, 2, 3, 4).

Update 19 (September 16, 2023)

08:40 am (IST): It seems that the Apple Store website is now working properly again.

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