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Apple experienced a brief outage affecting essential services like the App Store, Apple TV, and Apple Music, resolved within an hour

Apple's online services encountered a significant outage on Wednesday night, disrupting access to essential platforms such as the App Store, Apple TV, and Apple Music. The disruption was acknowledged on Apple's system status page, which indicated an outage beginning at 6:31 PM ET. Alongside these primary services, other offerings including Arcade, Audiobooks, Books, Podcasts, Fitness Plus, and the newly introduced Apple Sports app were also impacted.

Fortunately, the disruption was relatively short-lived, with all affected services being marked as "outage resolved" by 7:35 PM ET on the system status page. Users experiencing difficulties were advised to consult the status page for updates and further information by the @AppleSupport account on X.

Initial reports of issues began surfacing on Downdetector shortly after 6 PM ET, indicating widespread disruptions across multiple Apple services. While Apple has yet to provide specific details regarding the cause of the outage, inquiries have been made, and this post will be updated accordingly upon receiving a response.

During the outage, users encountered difficulties accessing various services, encountering failure to connect messages when attempting to update or install apps, stream TV shows, or play music. While significant outages like this are relatively uncommon for Apple, the incident occurred shortly after a global outage impacted WhatsApp and various other Meta services, including Facebook, Instagram, and Threads.

Apple experienced a brief outage affecting essential services like the App Store, Apple TV, and Apple Music, resolved within an hour
Apple experienced a brief outage affecting essential services like the App Store, Apple TV, and Apple Music, resolved within an hour
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