Apple Music and other services resumed after facing outages

Apple’s Apple Music, mobile App Store and Podcasts resumed services after facing outages for a second consecutive day.
Apple Music for loversTuesday’s outage also affected Mac App Store, users of Apple Card, Apple Books, iCloud Web Apps and Weather. The outage on Monday affected 11 of Apple’s services, including Arcade and Maps.

Apple generated revenue of $68.42 billion from its services business during the 12-month period ended September 25, 2021. For comparison, Apple product revenue was $297.392 billion during the same period.

Bloomberg News reported that Apple told staff that the outage stemmed from domain name system, or DNS – an address book of the internet which enables computers to match website addresses with the correct server.

Apple’s system status page says that the issues with Apple Music, Podcasts, Books, and the App Store have been resolved, almost two hours after they began affecting some users.

On Twitter, users have reported that they were unable to use Apple Music. DownDetector indicates that the problems may also be affecting other Apple platforms, such as the App Store.

Recently, a number of Apple services were hit by a short-lived outage for some users.

Services with confirmed issues, according to Apple’s system status page, included iMessage, some Apple Maps services, iCloud Mail, iCloud Keychain, the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV Plus and Podcasts.

Apple warned users of slow or unavailable service in many cases, but didn’t specify what was behind the problem.

Thousands of users reported on the outage-detecting site Down Detector of issues with iMessage and iCloud on Monday afternoon.

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