Update June 2nd, 2015: App Store is facing downtime along with iCloud.
Update March 11th, 2015: Oh yes, App Store is down once again. This time 4 services — including iTunes Store, iOS App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store — are facing server outages. Read more here.
Update March 12th, 2015: Servers are back up and running. This was easily the longest global outage we have seen so far.
If you are wondering why you are not able to connect to the iOS App Store, even with a working Internet connection, then you are not alone.
Since this morning we are trying to access the App Store on iPhone with no luck. We never thought there could be any outage or server issues, until we checked Twitter.
Here are a few tweets complaining and confirming the news:
So, if you are unable to access the iOS App Store on your iOS device, it is probably just best to wait.
Also, if you look at the System Status page, you will notice there isn’t anything about App Store going down at the moment. Strange, right?
Update x1: Some folks, like us, are getting the error message “cannot connect to app store.” While some of them are able to access the App Store but cannot download any paid or free apps. In fact, even updating any existing iOS app is impossible.
Update x2: Another Apple user questions in the Apple forum:
“I’m unable to purchase, download, or update at all. I am able to go to the App Store and search for apps but after pressing the “Buy” button nothing happens. My wife, traveling and in another area today, is experiencing the same issue. What’s up?! I need to purchase a certain app to finish some work ASAP.”
< strong>Update x3: App Store outages so long are rare. Also, as pointed in the comment section, your iOS displays a “Status_Code_Error. Service unavailable” message after opening the App Store application.
Update x4: Apple’s services are down for the first time on March 11th, 2015. As pointed out in the comments, even Mac App Store (along with iOS App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store) are down.