On Tuesday, a number of Apple’s services went down again, only 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 impact some customers.
Thankfully, iMessage, iCloud, Apple Maps, and Apple TV were not affected as much 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 fixed as well.
Apple Music functioned for some Verge employees but not for others during the outage, and several of us had trouble downloading applications or upgrades from the App Store.
Normally, the progress circle would merely spin indefinitely until failing and returning to a download or update button. Apple Music is now back up and running for certain Verge workers, and I was able to download about 30 app upgrades without any problems.
Downdetector corroborated our findings, revealing almost a thousand more customers experiencing problems with the Apple Store and Apple Music. However, by 5:30 p.m. ET, the number of persons reporting issues had dropped considerably.