Apple is suffering one of its worst iTunes outages ever today as users across the globe have been unable to access the App Store, iBooks, iCloud and iTunes for more than eight hours this morning.
In an official statement released by the company, Apple has blamed the ongoing outage on a DNS error, saying “We apologize to our customers experiencing problems with iTunes and other services this morning. The cause was an internal DNS error at Apple. We’re working to make all of the services available to customers as soon as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience.”
The people of the Internet are not patient however, and have flooded Twitter with gripes about the 8 hour long outage. It’s not just the App Store and iTunes that are affected either. Apple Pay has been rendered worthless and Apple Stores have had to pull out their old credit card machines like it’s 1999.
Here’s a sampling of some of the best Apple outage tweets:
The iTunes store might be down. But they made sure I have this iWatch icon on my phone screen. Because priorities.
— Nancy Lyons (@Nylons) March 11, 2015
iTunes is down? That's ok https://t.co/h3398gnkYI is still up and running! Come support art directly from the artist!
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) March 11, 2015
Back-o-napkin math suggests six-hour iTunes store outage implies about $7 million in lost sales. https://t.co/9p9IifIHHq via @cwarzel
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) March 11, 2015
If the Apple Store outage hits 9 hours we can say that it's been down "all day," right?
— Ed Bott (@edbott) March 11, 2015
#iTunesDown so everybody lemme introduce u to this antique: it's called RADIO – and no internet required pic.twitter.com/xCN9ku4Z1s
— Derry London ✈️ (@Derry_London) March 11, 2015
@brokenbottleboy Never thought I would see one of these old school card machines in the Apple Store in B'ham, UK! pic.twitter.com/fj0i9jOu7I
— Nathan Ziabek (@NathanJozef) March 11, 2015