[U] Apple Music and other online services face a second day of outages

[U] Apple Music and other online services face a second day of outages

On Monday, many of Apple’s online services were offline for several hours. Users couldn’t access Apple Music, iMessage, iCloud and many more. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Cupertino-based company was facing a second day of outages for Apple Music, the App Store and other services.

Update: All services have been restored as of 5:09 p.m. Central Time.

Apple Music reports dropping again

Many of us first noticed the second wave of downtime when Apple Music refused to entertain us. While the downloaded songs still played well, trying to access the Listen Now or Browse tabs failed.

Others have noticed the service issue while trying to access the iOS or Mac App Stores. Apple’s built-in Weather app also failed for some users. At 4:45 p.m. central time, Cupertino acknowledged the new set of timeouts.

As of this writing, five of Apple’s services are listed as down. Several others are described as being slow or unavailable. The following failures have been listed:

  • App store
  • Apple Books
  • Apple Music
  • Mac App Store
  • Podcasts

Additionally, Apple has described the following services with issues affecting some users:

  • Apple Card: Some users may not be able to use Apple Card to transact on the web, make a request on the web, or access card.apple.com.
  • Game Center: slow or unavailable
  • iCloud Web Apps: slow or unavailable
  • Weather: slow or unavailable

After online services returned on Monday, Apple offered no explanation for the cause of the downtime. Likewise, the iPhone maker is mum on what’s causing the current Apple Music outages and other outages, saying only that the issues exist.

As new information becomes available, we will update this article.

Veronica J. Snell