During the outage, Apple Music worked for some Verge staff but not for others, and quite a few of us encountered issues trying to download apps or updates from the App Store. Usually, the progress circle would just spin continuously and then return to a download or update button after failing. Now, some Verge staff report that Apple Music is back up and running for them, and I was able to download around 30 app updates without any issues.
On Tuesday, a number of Apple’s services went down again, just one day after a large portion of Apple’s services and internet infrastructure went down on Monday. The problems with Apple Music, Podcasts, Books, and the App Store have been rectified, according to Apple’s system status page, about two hours after they began to affect some customers. Thankfully, iMessage, iCloud, Apple Maps, and Apple TV were not affected as badly as they were on Monday. During the outage, Apple also warned that Weather, Game Center, Apple Card, and the iCloud Web Apps would be “slow or unavailable,” according to the company. Those concerns have now been marked as resolved as well.
The graph for the App Store is very similar. Graph: DownDetector. Downdetector backed up our experiences, showing almost a thousand other people reporting issues with the Apple Store and Apple Music. By around 5:30PM ET, though, the number of people reporting problems had fallen dramatically.