Apple says App Store is down along with music, podcasts

The Apple Music application can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

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Apple said Wednesday that it was investigating an outage of its App Store on iOS and MacOS devices.

The iPhone maker generated 19% of revenue from its Services category, part of which came from the App Store. For most apps, developers keep any revenue they generate through the App Store, but Apple receives a commission when people buy individual apps and make in-app purchases.

“Users are experiencing an issue with this service. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available,” Apple said in an update to its system status page. The downtime update carried a timestamp of 6:31 p.m. ET.

Some people have posted screenshots on social media showing error messages when trying to open the App Store on iPhone.

This wasn’t the first time the App Store became unavailable. Apple said the service was experiencing issues in 2022.

Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and other company services were also experiencing technical issues on Wednesday, according to the page.

It’s been a rough few months for Apple, whose shares have fallen 12% so far this year, while the S&P 500 index has gained 9%. Last month, the US Department of Justice sued Apple, saying it was using the popularity of the iPhone to challenge the competition.

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