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App Store search is completely busted


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The App Store is broken.
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It’s not just you. Finding major apps in the App Store has become practically impossible this morning for iPhone and iPad users, according to numerous reports on Twitter.

Apple has acknowledged that there is currently an problem with the App Store for all users. The glitch replaces search results for apps like Twitter, Instagram and Spotify with third-party apps from the same category.

Reports of the issue started surfacing early Thursday morning, but it appears that the issue is ongoing. Apple’s support site shows that the search problems have been plaguing the App Store since 2 a.m.

It’s unknown exactly how many apps are affected by the search bug. Users have verified that Uber, Waze, Periscope, Spotify, Google, SoundCloud, Tidal, Tumblr and many more will only show up in the search results if they’re already installed on the device.

“Users are experiencing a problem with the App Store. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available.”

We’ve reached out to Apple for comment on the issue and for a possible ETA on the fix.

Update: Apple appears to have resolved the issues.


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