Update: About two hours after various Apple services experienced widespread problems Monday, the company reported that things should be back online.
It’s not just you: Many Apple services are offline Monday. The outage affects 23 of Apple services, including many high-profile ones that users depend upon. The list of Apple services disrupted includes the App Store, iCloud, Apple Maps and Apple Music.
Many Apple services are offline
Apple’s own System Status page lists the services that are offline. At this point, they include:
- App Store
- Apple Arcade
- Apple Music
- Apple TV+
- Find My
- iTunes Store
- iCloud Calendar
- iCloud Contacts
- iCloud Mail
- iCloud Private Relay
How the outage affects users varies by service. The App Store at first seems to be functioning normally, but users can’t download any applications. For some online services, Apple warns, “Users may experience slowness or inability to access iCloud services.” For others, Apple says, “Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating this issue.”
Apple’s internal computers systems reportedly are experiencing problems as well. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports via Twitter that “Apple’s corporate and retail internal systems are down too.”
In addition to Apple’s online services – Music, Maps, Podcasts and more facing outages — I’m told Apple’s corporate and retail internal systems are down too, limiting remote work and retail operations like product pick-ups and repairs.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 21, 2022
And desperate times call for desperate measures — Apple Store employees are doing everything on paper, according to one tweet.
Apple store systems are down and they’re literally doing everything on paper lol pic.twitter.com/tdNpVPIepw
— Michael Billig (@michael_billig) March 21, 2022
The reason for the widespread Apple services outage remains unknown. Apple experienced one approximately this severe in February 2021.