A few Apple services experienced another outage on Tuesday, just a day after much of Apple’s services and online infrastructure went offline on Monday. Apple’s system status page states that the issues with Apple Music, Podcasts, Books, and the App Store have been resolved, nearly two hours after they started affecting some users.
Fortunately, iMessage, iCloud, Apple Maps, and Apple TV didn’t go down like they did on Monday. During the outage, Apple also warned that there were issues with Weather, Game Center, Apple Card and the iCloud Web Apps, saying they could be “slow or unavailable”. Those issues have now also been marked as resolved.
During the outage, Apple Music worked for some roadside staff, but not others, and quite a few of us experienced problems downloading apps or updates from the App Store. Usually the progress circle would just spin continuously and then return to a download or update button after failing. Now some Verge employees are reporting that Apple Music is working for them again and that I was able to download about 30 app updates without any problems.
Downdetector backed up our experiences and showed nearly a thousand other people reporting issues with the Apple Store and Apple Music. By 5:30 p.m. ET, however, the number of people reporting problems had dropped dramatically.
Update, March 22, 7:02 PM ET: Updated to indicate that Apple has marked the issues as resolved.
Update March 22, 5:51 PM ET: Added information about weather and iCloud Web App issues.