Apple device users can expect to experience issues downloading apps and books for the time being, as some of Apple’s major platforms are currently out of commission.
As of 1:30 p.m. ET, the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store and Mac App Store are offline for all users. The outages began just before 5 a.m. ET, and previously impacted iCloud Mail and iCloud account and sign in capabilities as well. The latter two services were restored before 9AM Eastern.
Apple said in a statement to CNBC:
We apologize to our customers experiencing problems with iTunes and other services this morning. The cause was an internal DNS error at Apple. We’re working to make all of the services available to customers as soon as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience.
Understandably, some Apple users aren’t taking the outage so well.
— Keeks (@billionbucks) March 11, 2015
I got an iPhone 6 but it won’t let me download an app it says can’t connect to iTunes store this is garbage — eRa Flows (@eRaFlows) March 11, 2015
Readers: How are you handling the outage?