Apple's App Store, iTunes back online after outages

The company's online services all seem to be back in business now after they were hit by outages yesterday.

Apple's online services were down for many users yesterday. Screenshot by CNET

Apple users unable to access the App Store or iTunes yesterday should find those sites alive and well today.

The App Store, iTunes, iCloud, and the Mac App Store were inaccessible to many people throughout yesterday, according to 9to5Mac.

Following a series of user complaints via Twitter, Apple eventually acknowledged the problem on its system status page, which indicated outages at various times for its online stores, Mail and Contacts via iCloud, and the Calendar app across different devices.

The status showed the iCloud outage ending at 1:40 p.m. PT. But some people continued to bump into issues even beyond that point, 9to5Mac added.

Today, Apple's status page shows all of its online sites and services up and running again. The page doesn't offer any details as to the cause of the outage.

CNET contacted Apple for comment and will update the story if the company responds.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.


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