UPDATE: Services were fully restored early on Tuesday evening UK time.
Original report continues below
We’ve often seen Apple’s online store fronts go down on Tuesdays. Usually, it’s a brief interlude that allows the company to update the pages ahead of the launch of new products.
However, reports this afternoon have drawn attention to a less deliberate outage that is preventing folks from accessing a number of crucial services.
The App Store (both on Mac and iOS), Apple Music, Apple Radio, The iTunes Store, the Apple Store app, iTunes Match and more are all experiencing interruptions on Tuesday. Apple TV users also seem to be suffering from sporadic outages.
On the company’s System Status website the company admits there are problems with “All Store Services” which are affecting some users and causing ramifications across related platforms.
Apple wrote: “Users are experiencing a problem with the services listed above. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available.”
Apple’s other online services all seem to be functioning as normal right now, with only the store portals affected by the outages.
The problems have been ongoing since 10am PT (6pm UK time), but we’ll update this story as and when things return to normal.
Have you been affected by any of the issues today? Have plans for a big purchase been put on hold for the time being? Share your experiences in the comments section below.