Apple Music and App Store back online after short worldwide outage – services that made the tech giant more than $80 billion in revenue last year
- iOS users report issues with Apple Music and the App Store
- The outage appeared to be worldwide, but number of users hit was not yet clear
Apple Music and App Store were down in a brief outage that hit hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.
While users could not listen to their favorite tunes or download new apps, these two services are key to Apple’s revenue – and it is not clear how much the tech giant lost when they were down for about 45 minutes.
CNBC estimates Apple generated up to $85 billion in revenue from its App Store last year, while Apple Music pulled in more than $8 billion.
DownDetector showed issues began around 2 pm ET, but appeared to be back online around 2:50 pm ET – some users may still be experiencing issues.
Apple’s service page showed no problems with system status, but people flocked to Twitter to share their frustrations with the features not working correctly.
Apple Music and App Store were down in a brief outage that hit hundreds of thousands of users worldwide
DownDetector showed reports are flooding from several countries, from Canada to Spain and China.
The UK was among the nations with the outage, and issues were reported in New York City, Los Angeles and other major US cities.
DownDetectors showed more than 3,000 issue reports as of 2:22 pm ET.
Affected users received a ‘can’t connect right now’ error message when loading or searching for content across some Apple apps.
Many iOS users flocked to Twitter to see if others were experiencing the same issues.
Tommy Rugiada shared that Monday was the first time he had Apple Music, and the service went down.
While others thought the issue was their own WiFi but realized the apps had been hit with an outage.
DownDetector shows 92 percent of issue reports link server connection, seven percent of the website, and a small two percent of users cannot log in.
Apple rarely experiences issues, but lately, the tech giant’s services have seemed glitchy.
Last month its Weather app crashed for the second time in 48 hours.
Instead of showing live forecasts, the app displayed a blank screen with users’ selected locations.
While the System Status site for Apple indicated no issues, many users shared the outage on Twitter – which appears to be the same for Monday’s issues.