The massages hinting the error started pouring down at 3 a.m. PT today with somebody nicknamed xXDivineSparkXx writingon Apple’s help forum:
“Trying to update one of my apps but when I get asked to sign into the Mac App Store I get a “Status_Code_Error” appear in red letters to the bottom of the login window. “
A few hundred other similar posts followed from areas over the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Computerworld was not able to access iTunes or the App Store at 6:15 a.m. PT, and got the next message:
“The iTunes Store is briefly inaccessible. Kindly attempt again later.”
Comparative reports flowed among Apple enrolled designers, who noted they were not able to access iTunes Connect, the pack of online instruments for submitting and overseeing applications in both the App Store and Mac App Store. The Apple services outages were undeniable.
Contrary to the surge of reports on Apple’s forum, Reddit and Twitter, Apple’s services status page read it was all well, with green lights in all cases. Apple did not instantly answer to an inquiries concerning the blackout.
However, later, Apple’s System Status reported that all iTunes clients are affected and that they may not be able to make buys from the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Mac App Store. As far as iCloud is concerned Apple reports that the issues were patched. The iCloud Mail service. Was also down earlier.
Apple is fairly straightforward nowadays about system issues with the System Status page. The page uncovers which of the fairly extensive rundown of platforms is having problems. A timeline indicates how long the blackout of the service has been going on.
Reporting a service issue is constantly tricky. More often than not it is patched while composing the report, yet the iTunes blackout is currently going on for a few hours.
Being unable to sell for a few hours is a costly blackout for Apple that can rapidly go into the millions. Such outages are normally succeeded by an internal examination to discover why this has happened. Someone’s job could be at stake.
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