Apple Store hit with partial outages, but all is well again

The online stores in the U.K., U.S., and Germany were missing images and design elements for a while, but have now returned to normal.

All is well with Apple's online store.
All is well with Apple's online store. Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Apple's online store was very recently hit with some partial outages in countries around the world.

When customers browsed to the company's online stores in the U.S., U.K., and Germany, they found that several images and page elements were missing. 9to5Mac, which reported on the issue earlier Monday, posted an image of an entirely text-based German Apple Store; no images were displayed.

According to 9to5Mac's report, the partial outage was due to a Content Delivery Network error that nixed Apple's many design elements and left only the page's text.

It didn't take take long for the issue to be resolved, though. As of this writing, all of the Apple Stores are functioning properly and looking the way they normally do.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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