Podcasts and iCloud are also in trouble.
According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the outage also disrupted some of Apple's corporate and retail networks, causing issues with remote work and store device pickups.
Have you noticed that a number of Apple services are unavailable? You're not the only one who feels this way. Apple's system status page, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, shows outages across a number of significant services, including the App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, on-device AppleCare, Find My, the iTunes Store, Maps, and radio. Some users are affected, according to the notifications, and difficulties may be "intermittent" (App Store) or cause slowdowns. Apple has been contacted for comment.
Apple appears to be regaining its footing. Gurman first noticed issues with the Podcasts app, as well as programs geared toward schools and businesses, such as Apple Business Manager and Schoolwork. However, as of this writing, those goods were back up, and Apple had also designated iOS device activation as a "resolved outage." Corporate and retail systems were reported to be down, but have now recovered.
This isn't the first time Apple has had a major service outage, and it isn't as bad as it has been in the past. Multiple disruptions plagued the company in late 2020, including one around Christmas that may have been caused by a surge in new customers. Still, if you need to grab an app or get to a mid-day meeting, this isn't exactly thrilling.
All of the outages, including one with Fitness+ that appeared after the initial complaints, have now been resolved, according to Apple.