Apple services restored after brief global outage

Multiple Apple services, including the App Store, Apple TV+, and Apple Music, were down on Wednesday for users in the US, according to the company's status page.

Issues with Apple services including its App Store, video and music streaming platforms Apple TV+ and Apple Music, were resolved after outages that affected users across multiple regions, the company's website showed.

Issues were also reported on Apple's fitness service Apple Fitness+, as well as Arcade, Audiobooks, Books and Podcasts, according to Apple's system status pages for several countries reviewed by Reuters.

Apple services were down for users in countries including the United States, Britain, India, China and Australia. The outage began at about 2213 GMT on Wednesday and lasted for more than an hour, the status pages showed.

Approximately 6,400 App Store users reported issues at the peak of the outage, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status reports from several sources, including users.

Downdetector Apple apps down

Downdetector also showed over 1,000 user reports for both Apple TV+ and Apple Music at the peak of the outage in the US.

Apple did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on the cause of the outages.

Earlier in the day, Meta's WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram users worldwide also experienced a roughly five-hour outage. Meta has not revealed what caused the disruption, which has since been resolved.

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