App Store down? You were not alone

Apple's status page confirms the App Store was experiencing outages.

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Apple's App Store appears to be experiencing problems around the world on Friday. 

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Apple's App Store seems to have gone down for some around the world Friday in an apparent outage. 


The App Store error page encountered by a CNET editor on Friday. 

Screenshot by Natalie Weinstein/CNET

According to an update on Apple's status page posted at 7:27 a.m. PT Friday morning, the company said that "users are experiencing a problem with this service" and that it is "investigating this issue." Downdetector.com, which monitors online services for outages, noted issues with connecting to the App Store in parts of Europe and the US. 

CNET staffers in New York and San Francisco were able to access the store without issues, but an editor in Texas encountered error messages when trying to access the App Store and Apple Music on Friday morning. 

Both have since returned, with the support page showing no issues as of 10:37 a.m. PT.  Apple's verified support Twitter account has also been tweeting that the issue has been resolved. 

According to the company's support page all other services, including iMessage, Apple Music and iCloud, should be working fine. 

Originally published at 9:36 a.m. PT
Update, 11:00 a.m. PT: Adds that the issue is resolved.