Users affected by Apple crumble
Apple has been experiencing large-scale problems with iCloud and its iTunes Stores today, with users worldwide unable to complete purchases or access files.
While the technology giant's official server status website is now showing that the cloud-based storage platform iCloud is now up and running again, iTunes remains down for all users around the world.
This includes the iTunes Music Store, iOS App Store for devices like the iPhone and iPad, and the Mac App Store that covers the company's laptop and desktop computers. The iBooks Store is also affected.
All the major app stores are currently "red-flagged" on the Cupertino company's official system status webpage.
Most Apple device users are still able to access the store, but a range of error messages have been appearing when trying to complete a purchase. Others have been seeing the download progress wheel appear when tapping to purchase an app, but this is then vanishing without explanation.
The server crash comes in the same week the company announced the price and launch date for its next new product, the Apple Watch - which will get its own dedicated version of the App Store - as well as a new notebook computer; the MacBook.
The gold version of the Apple Watch has a starting price of £8,000, with pre-orders beginning on April 10 ahead of going on sale on April 24.
Apple is yet to issue any comment on the server problems, with their official status website showing that problems began at 9 am this morning. At this stage there is no suggestion that the firm has been the subject of cyber attack. Earlier the site showed no issues detected, despite widespread comment on social media from users who were experiencing problems.
It comes just days after Apple chief Tim Cook told a media event in California that customer satisfaction rates for the iPhone 6, which launched in September, were at 99%.